CC in Action in the US

Around the nation, numerous people and communities are working to expand the commons and the public domain. Check CC-U.S. pages on Open Education; Open Research; and Open Culture. To see the latest news from around the country, check out our Blog. To share your own experience with the use of CC or promote you CC-licensed projects, Contact Us.


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Search the Commons

Creative Commons estimates that there are over 350 million works worldwide licensed under CC licenses. There are millions of additional works in the public domain. The main Creative Commons site hosts a tool that searches Creative Commons and public domain works. SEARCH THE COMMONS.