New Creative Commons License Tool


The Creative Commons recently unveiled a new license chooser tool, that allows you to custom tailor how you’d like others to be able to remix or reuse your content using Creative Commons licensing. For a refresher on what CC licenses do:

The Creative Commons copyright licenses and tools forge a balance inside the traditional “all rights reserved” setting that copyright law creates. Our tools give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions to their creative work. The combination of our tools and our users is a vast and growing digital commons, a pool of content that can be copied, distributed, edited, remixed, and built upon, all within the boundaries of copyright law.

The license chooser tool is very easy to use, and updates dynamically to reflect the exact terms of use you’ve selected.











Why the new tool?  According to the  Creative Commons Blog:

The license chooser has been completely redesigned for greater clarity and ease of use. While the original license chooser was successful at simplifying the act of selecting a license and applying it to one’s work, its linear workflow resembled a registration process. Furthermore, as the tool had been extended numerous times, its interface became more and more cluttered.


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