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Creative Commons licenses give creators flexibility to share their copyrighted works online for others to use for a variety of purposes without needing to seek permission to do so. 

About the Licenses

Licenses can be customized to varying levels of openness. 

The following licenses are most commonly applied to works by creators as well as by publishers of content that is freely available online: 

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