Creative Commons was founded in 2002 by Lawrence Lessig. Creative Commons is a nonprofit organisation that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. It is a very large community that shares what they have, whether they be photographs, videos, music or ideas.They build infrastructure at Creative Commons, but is the users themselves that create the content.
“Our vision is nothing less than realizing the full potential of the Internet — universal access to research, education, and full participation in culture — for driving a new era of development, growth, and productivity.”
It is this community working together to create together and learn together. Creative commons educates other people on copyright so that they can share their work the way they want to. Creative Commons understands that the internet is changing and they must as well. The possibilities for creativity on the Internet have grown at an enormous rate and the creative licenses Creative Common made when they first founded their company must continue to grow and transform just as quickly. Creative Commons is still far from Its goal. Creators are still using traditional copyright practices.
Creative Commons plans to serve the needs of this changing world in which passive consumers have become active creators. Creative Commons not only wants to help our culture and education thrive and be the best it could possibly be. Creative Commons also wants to help government because publicly funded resources should be openly licensed and freely available. Sciences also can benefit in how research is conducted and shared.