One way to increase visibility and access to your work is to share it with an existing community. Many content platforms have already enabled CC licensing, making it easy for you to indicate the license along with other information, such as who to attribute. In addition, search engines like Google and Yahoo! will index your work as CC licensed if the metadata is properly attached.
The following are some major publishing platforms categorized by media type. If your favorite community has not enabled CC licensing, you can usually indicate that you are using CC somewhere in an info box, or contact them and let them know it is a feature you would like to see.
- To publish on your own site, see Marking/Creators.
- More Content directories and counts of CC licensed works for each.
- Metrics on growing CC-licensed usage.
- Read and contribute to the CC Case Studies project.
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- 2 Audio
- 3 Video
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Flickr (Case Study)
- How to license your photos on Flickr.
Wikimedia Commons (Case Study)
- How to license your images on Wikimedia Commons.
Internet Archive (Case Study)
SoundCloud (Case Study)
- How to license your audio on SoundCloud.
Blip.tv (Case Study)
- How to license your video on Blip.tv.
Vimeo (Case Study)
- How to license your video on Vimeo.
- Add your video to the Internet Archive.
- Learn more about open video at the Open Video Alliance
- A primer for Filmmakers and CC
- A (non-exhaustive) list of films under CC
Scribd (Case Study)
- How to license your documents on Scribd.
- How to license your slides on SlideShare.
Wordpress (Case Study)
- How to license your blog on WordPress.
Blogger is Google's blogging platform.
- How to license your blog on Blogger.