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Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that allows content creators to designate how they want to exercise their intellectual property rights, primarily online. Creative Commons was founded in 2001 by a group of law and intellectual property experts that included Lawrence Lessig, Hal Abelson, Eric Eldred, and Eric Saltzman as an alternative to the “all…

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Joshua Benton    March 5, 2014
With lots of people on the web are using its images without credit or payment, Getty is betting that allowing broader free use can help the bottom line more than it harms it. But watch out: Ads may be on the way.
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Richard Tofel and Scott Klein    Dec. 13, 2012
As the pro-sharing license celebrates its 10th birthday, the nonprofit outlet says encouraging republication has meant more than 4 million extra pageviews on its stories so far this year.
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Nikki Usher and Seth C. Lewis    Sept. 17, 2012
Open-source may be hip, but an awful lot of cultural baggage can get in the way of newsrooms adopting it.
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Dan Kennedy    Sept. 11, 2012
Gage Skidmore is probably behind some of the photos of Republican politicians you’ve seen online. He shoots for credit, not for money.
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A few months back, a photographer said Wired was misusing Creative Commons-licensed images on its (for-profit) site.
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Joshua Benton    Nov. 8, 2011
The complexities of sharing: Does “noncommercial” mean not-for-profit? The absence of ads? Or simply that you’re not selling the work someone else is giving away?
Justin Ellis    March 23, 2011
Kimberley Isbell    Sept. 8, 2010