Reading – Licensing and Publishing Your Work


License – Creative Commons License Chooser

This link will take you to the Creative Commons website “License Chooser” where you can answer a few questions about what you want others to be able to do with your content and then choose the appropriate license!


Publish – CC Wiki


One way to increase visibility and access to your work is to share it with an existing community. Many content platforms have already enabled CC licensing, making it easy for you to indicate the license along with other information, such as who to attribute. In addition, search engines like Google and Yahoo! will index your work as CC licensed if the metadata is properly attached.

This site provides some major publishing platforms categorized by media type. If you cannot find what you are looking for, see more CC-enabled Content Directories and counts of CC licensed works for each. If your favorite community has not enabled CC licensing, you can usually indicate that you are using CC somewhere in an info box, or contact them and let them know it is a feature you would like to see.

Publish – Content Directories

Welcome to the Content Directories

The following is a list of organizations and projects powered with Creative Commons licenses. Since Creative Commons does not maintain a database of content and does not store content, we would like CC-community members to help build a directory of projects to help spread the word about CC — hence the CC Content Directories wiki! Please help us fill it out!

What is an appropriate entry for Content Directories?

Many of the listings in the Content Directories are organizations that provide services using Creative Commons licenses. For example, is a photo-sharing website that allows users to license their photos under Creative Commons licenses. Flickr hosts millions of CC-licensed photos on its site.

How to add an entry to Content Directories

To get started, simply add the name of the organization or project in the box below. Then, you’ll be able to use an easy form to enter details to add to the Content Directories listings. For some screenshots about how to do this, go here. If you haven’t done so already, you’ll need to sign up for an account on this wiki. Users must be logged-in to post to the wiki.