Creative Commons is a non-profit corporation founded on
the notion that some people may not want to exercise all
of the intellectual property rights the law affords them.
Creative Commons believes there is an unmet demand for an
easy yet reliable way to tell the world "Some rights reserved"
or even "No rights reserved." Many people have long since
concluded that all-out copyright doesn't help them gain
the exposure and widespread distribution they want. Many
entrepreneurs and artists have come to prefer relying on
innovative business models rather than full-fledged copyright
to secure a return on their creative investment. Still others
get fulfillment from contributing to and participating in
an intellectual commons. For whatever reasons, it is clear
that many citizens of the Internet want to share their work
-- and the power to reuse, modify, and distribute their
work -- with others on generous terms. Creative Commons
intends to help people express this preference for sharing
by offering the world a set of licenses on their Website,
at no charge.