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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.


CC Salons

The CC Salon is a monthly event focused on building a community of artists and developers around Creative Commons licenses, standards, and technology. The first event is set for San Francisco with intention for the idea to replicate in other locations internationally.

The format for each event is to encourage loose networking amongst participants with 2-3 brief presentations from individuals and groups developing interesting projects that relate to the Creative Commons.

Check if there is a Salon in your city. If not, let us know and we can help you start one!


Creative Commons is a small nonprofit. CC presents at several conferences a year, but our formal staff is limited. We often need other CC community members to help us at conferences by helping present 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. Also, make sure to subscribe to our blog where we will be sure to post about upcoming conferences/volunteer opportunities.

Local Outreach

You can get CC involved in your community in a variety of different ways. The LiveContent project presents a bevy of opportunities in integrating CC in your area - from your local library to your local school district. Encouraging this usage is incredibly important for CC on a large-scale - integrating CC into local communities is one of the best ways to help spread CC's mission.

As always, evangelize amongst your peers, family, and freinds to your best abilities! Informal person-to-person discussions are a great way to spread the word about CC - if you need talking points, check out our about page

Social Networks

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

Media Publishing

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 your licence is understood by your audience.

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

College students have a wonderful opportunity to participate with CC and CC-related issues through, an international student organization working to promote free culture ideals, such as cultural participation and access to information. There are a variety of opportunities available in participating with, which they have neatly broken down on their website in a range of commitment levels.

One of the best ways to get involved with is by getting involved with your local chapter:

  • 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