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This page is set to explore the idea of participation on a large scale and applied volunteerism with Creative Commons to help evangelize, discuss, and present Creative Commons to your locale.

How To Participate: Everybody

License Your Work

Creative Commons licenses would do little without enthusiastic use by creators across disciplines. If you’ve created any sort of copyrightable material, such as video, text, images, websites or blogs, license them! See for information about choosing a license.


Creative Commons is a small nonprofit. CC presents at several conferences a year, but the formal staff is small. We often need other CC community members to help us at conferences by helping present the projects, fliers, and other issues. Also, this is a great way to get into your favorite conference for free!

Check out our schedule and contact us if you want to get involved handing out swag and manning the booth.


How can you give a presentation about Creative Commons to your respective locale, business associates, community members, and friends. This is a good way to participate and help build the commons - explain the ideas to others to help spread the good news!

Social Networks

Join us on any of the following networks - we're always looking to meet new people and make new friends!


We have profiles on many of the major media-sharing websites, check us out below:

  • For a full list of online communities that support CC-licensing of content, please check out our Content_Directory
  • No built in support? That's OK - just follow our marking standards on how to make sure people understand your licence and you will be just fine.

How to Participate: Specific


We are continuously updating and introducing new tools to help users license their work more easily. Any ideas? Send an email to see what we’re working on and how your expertise may help us out.



Are you in the capacity to give legal advice? Consider giving some pro bono counseling to potential license users. Educate them about the current state of copyright, the Creative Commons mission and all the legalities of using the licenses.

  • License your media/content with a CC license!
  • Contribute to this wiki
  • Spread the word about Creative Commons

College Students

  • See if there is an active chapter at your school
    • If so, join it!
    • If not, start one!
  • The folks at are more than happy to lend a hand in setting up new chapters - send an e-mail to for more info