Browser Plugin

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You've probably seen our "some rights reserverd" and "no rights reserved" (for public domain works) buttons on many web pages, but there's more. Whenever a user copies HTML generated by our license selection application they get the button and also a block of metadata describing the licensed work and the license it is offered to the public under. You can't normally see that information without viewing the web page's source. A toolbar or plugin that exploited this hidden information could take many forms. One possibility: If a page has valid license metadata, place a (cc) icon on the toolbar. Mousing over the icon brings up a transient window which displays the license characteristics associated with the license and any descriptive metadata also present.


All Browsers

No Creative Commons plugins for other browsers currently exist. We invite you to write one. However, these sites will be useful with any browser:


  • Nathan Yergler has created mozCC, a browser extension for Mozilla-based browsers. It's a start, but we know there are other browser in use. So how about similar functionality for IE, Safari, Opera, Konqueror, Epiphany or something else?
  • Please add your implementation here :)


  • Please add you example, screenshot, mockup, etc here :)


  • Please add your TODO here :)