Did you know that when you create something...an idea, a work of art, a photograph....you automatically own, an all rights reserved copyright to that work? The law restricts others from re-using your work in ways that you may not want it used. What happens when you create something, but don't want to be quite so restrictive. Say, you want to share your work within certain boundaries. This is where Creative Commons Licensing comes in. With a Creative Commons License, you keep your copyright but allow people to copy and distribute your work provided they give you credit — and only on the conditions you specify.
Creative Commons is a great way to get your creative work out there by allowing others to share, enjoy and learn from it.