Getting Started

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What is a wiki

A wiki is a collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone with access to contribute or modify content, using a simplified markup language. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. (From Wikipedia)

Editing a wiki

This is a community wiki. Parts of it can be edited by anyone, as long as they have an account. Basic wiki editing is very simple, once you get the hang of it. Learn how to edit a wiki.

To edit pages on this wiki, Create a CCID account then email us at

We need your help to make this wiki a valuable resource for the CC community around the world! Check out the sections of this wiki where you can jump in and contribute:

  • Case Studies - CC success stories from around the world.
  • Events - Upcoming Creative Commons events.
  • Developers - for software developers.
  • Documentation - CC specifications, recommendations, white papers, tutorials.
  • Marking - best practices on marking content with CC licenses.