Using the work of others requires permission from the copyright holder. Creative Commons licenses give others a variety of permissions upfront, making a faster and more transparent process. Adding CC licenses to your work can help ensure that your work is shared or reused as you see fit.
CC licenses are not an alternative to traditional copyright. CC licenses work alongside copyright.
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