Answered By: Valerie Weis
Last Updated: Oct 01, 2018     Views: 16

Under United States copyright law, the creator of a work will automatically hold the copyright to his or her work. A creator may use a creative commons license to share his or her work with the public by giving up most of the bundle of rights associated with holding a copyright to a work.

If you use a creative commons work, you are usually required to provide attribution to the creator and other conditions may be attached to the license. Be sure to read the creative commons license attached to the work carefully.

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