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What is the Creative Commons?

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Creative Commons licences are a set of licences that content creators (e.g. authors, artists, coders) may use to offer usage rights to the public (free of charge) while reserving other rights. The purpose of CC licensing is to encourage reuse and sharing through legal means.

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Getting to Know Creative Commons Licences

Learn about the different Creative Commons licences from the Creative Commons website. Test your understanding using the matching game below.