- Open Matters
Over 1 billion works now licensed with Creative Commons
Open sharing? We couldn't do it without you, Creative Commons.
Today, Creative Commons announced a major milestone: over 1 billion works have been licensed using Creative Commons since the organization’s founding. The size of the commons has nearly tripled in the past five years alone. Read more about Creative Commons' impressive growth and impact in their just-released 2015 State of the Commons Report.
Creators are choosing to share many of their works with the world, free of or with limited restrictions, to support global collaboration. MIT OpenCourseWare is proud to support the Creative Commons' vision, and proud of our contributions to this vibrant community powered by collaboration and gratitude. The benefits are a world of free and open content that creates more equity, access, and innovation for everyone.