Creative Commons

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    Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization at the center of a high-profile, international movement to promote sharing of creativity and knowledge. Our goal is to help realize the full potential of the Internet—universal access to research and education, full participation in culture—to drive a new era of development growth, and productivity. CC provides the well-known suite of licenses and public domain tools that have become the global standard used by leading companies, institutions and individuals across culture, education, government, science, and more to promote digital collaboration and innovation.

    The CC licenses are everywhere—1 billion CC licenses in use across 9 million websites—making it easy for anyone to use and reuse content. For example, CC licenses give the world access to NASA’s most iconic images from space, help educators create curriculum that reduce the cost of college for everyone, and allow scientists to freely share their work with medical professionals and researchers around the world. CC also works with foundations and governments to ensure that publicly-funded content, including research and educational materials, are made available for everyone to freely use, share, and improve.

    HQMountain View, CA, US
    Employee Ratings4.3

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    Employees (est.) (Apr 2022)150(-1%)
    Cybersecurity ratingCMore
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    Key People/Management at Creative Commons

    Cable Green

    Cable Green

    Director of Open Knowledge
    Dee Harris

    Dee Harris

    Director of Communications
    Mari Moreshead

    Mari Moreshead

    Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Directors
    Marlena Reimer

    Marlena Reimer

    Assistant Director, Individual Giving
    Kat Walsh

    Kat Walsh

    General Counsel
    Anna Tumadóttir

    Anna Tumadóttir

    Chief Operating Officer
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    Creative Commons Office Locations

    Creative Commons has offices in Mountain View and Los Angeles
    Mountain View, CA, US (HQ)
    Mountain View, CA 94042, USA
    Los Angeles, CA, US
    10586 W Pico Blvd #101
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    Creative Commons Financials and Metrics

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    Creative Commons Operating Metrics

    Creative Commons's Monthly Viewers was reported to be 60 k in Feb, 2017.
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    Creative Commons News and Updates

    Mozilla and Creative Commons want to reimagine the internet without ads, and they have $100M to do it

    The funds would support projects using a new “web monetization” protocol, including open source tools and individual creators Funding online content with small consumer payments rather than intrusive and privacy-compromising ads has for years been a goal for many internet theorists and publishers.Re…

    Creative Commons launches its search engine out of beta, with over 300M images indexed

    Nonprofit organization Creative Commons is today publicly launching its search engine after more than two years of beta testing. The new service is designed to offer an easy way to search the commons’ archive of free content available in the public domain, which is available to use under Creative Co…

    Flickr says all Creative Commons photos are protected from deletion, not just past uploads

    Flickr announced today that all Creative Commons images will remain protected on its site – including those uploaded in the past and those that will be added in the future. The news follows Flickr’s November 2018 announcement where it had stated it wouldn’t delete Creative Commons photos already on …
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    Creative Commons Blogs

    Virtual Workshop Recap: Towards Better Sharing of Cultural Heritage

    Background to the workshop At the start of April 2022, Creative Commons released a policy paper called “Towards Better Sharing of Cultural Heritage — An Agenda for Copyright Reform” developed by members of the Creative Commons (CC) Copyright Platform and CC friends from around the world, which addre…

    CC at SCCR 42 — A Look Back at the WIPO Copyright Meeting

    From 9 to 13 May 2022, Creative Commons (CC) participated in the 42nd session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) in Geneva, Switzerland. In this blog post, we look back on the highlights of the SCCR/42 week. Super happy to…

    Creative Commons condemns rejection of Wikimedia chapters as observers at WIPO SCCR

    Yesterday, China blocked the ad-hoc accreditation of the Wikimedia chapters of France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Sweden, and Switzerland as official observers to the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Previously, China reje…

    Eight case studies show opportunities, challenges, and needs of low-capacity and non-Western cultural heritage institutions

    In October 2021, Creative Commons launched a call for case studies on open access in cultural institutions such as galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs), from low-capacity, non-Western institutions, or representing marginalized,underrepresented communities from various parts of the worl…

    Open Minds Podcast: Damien Riehl & Noah Rubin of All The Music

    Hello Creative Commoners! We are back with a brand new episode of CC’s Open Minds … from Creative Commons podcast. In this episode, we sat down with programmer, musician, and copyright attorney, Damien Riehl, and fellow musician and programmer, Noah Rubin—the creators of the All The Music project. F…

    CC welcomes Nate Angell

    Here at Creative Commons, we know that the stories we tell and the people we engage are deeply connected, together forming the backbone of who we are and what we do. Our community generates our most powerful stories and also amplifies all the work we do, spreading the benefits of open knowledge and …
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    Creative Commons Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was Creative Commons founded?

      Creative Commons was founded in 2001.

    • Who are Creative Commons key executives?

      Creative Commons's key executives are Cable Green, Dee Harris and Mari Moreshead.

    • How many employees does Creative Commons have?

      Creative Commons has 150 employees.

    • Who are Creative Commons competitors?

      Competitors of Creative Commons include Lightfoot & Alford, Clayton Utz and Madderns.

    • Where is Creative Commons headquarters?

      Creative Commons headquarters is located at Mountain View, CA 94042, USA, Mountain View.

    • Where are Creative Commons offices?

      Creative Commons has offices in Mountain View and Los Angeles.

    • How many offices does Creative Commons have?

      Creative Commons has 3 offices.