Creative Commons

n. a type of license, built on copyright, that provides a standardized way for creators to give others the right to share and use their work


The Creative Commons license was developed by Creative Commons, a nonprofit organization that provides free legal tools to enable sharing and use of creativity and knowledge. SAA uses a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0 United States license for articles published in American Archivist. This means the articles can be copied and redistributed in any medium or format and built upon, so long as attribution is given and the material is not used for commercial purposes.