Creative Commons was founded as a non-profit organisation in 2001 and is based in California. It has a network of more than 100 affiliates working in 70 jurisdictions.

Creative Commons is not against copyright. The licences help people to retain their copyright while allowing certain exceptions to it, upon certain conditions. In fact, the licences rely upon copyright for their enforcement. 

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