**What is the Creative Commons, you might ask?
Creative Commons is a platform that allows users to simultaneously protect their creative works while also sharing them with the world,. in ways that they personally deem suitable and acceptable.
Or, the way that the CC people put it themselves:
"The Creative Commons copyright licenses and tools forge a balance inside the traditional “all rights reserved” setting that copyright law creates. Our tools give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions to their creative work. The combination of our tools and our users is a vast and growing digital commons, a pool of content that can be copied, distributed, edited, remixed, and built upon, all within the boundaries of copyright law."
- Creative Commons Licensing Considerations.