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INFO LIT: The Public Domain

A brief guide to the public domain, copyright, creative licensing, and more (or: how to figure out if you can use that image you found online!)

And the Creative Commons?

You may have heard the term "creative commons" used in reference to creative works. Creative Commons is a non-profit that promotes open culture and has popularized the use of "creative commons licenses." These licenses generally mean the same thing — that the item is available for use! — but they do differ slightly. Sometimes a license asks for specific attribution, sometimes it doesn't, and etc. 

Read more about the CC licenses here.