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Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that offers licenses that copyright owners may use to welcome the utilization of their copyrighted works. A license, in general, is a legal tool that grants permission to an individual to complete an action or to gain entrance to a venue. Therefore, a Creative Commons license gives potential subsequent users permission to use a copyrighted work in specific guises. Creative Commons offers six separate licenses that grant distinct and specific uses of copyrighted works, and Creative Commons also offers a license creation tool with which one can create each of these licenses. The validity and reliability of Creative Commons licenses is upheld in courts around the world, and numerous academies are now creating policies to guide their use of ...

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