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Creative Commons licensed content directories

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Creative Commons is maintaining a content directory wiki of organizations and projects using Creative Commons licenses. On its website CC also provides case studies of projects using CC licenses across the world. CC licensed content can also be accessed through a number of content directories and search engines.


  • - a Metasearch engine for finding Creative Commons content on other search engines.
  • ccHost - Server web software used by ccMixter and Open Clip Art Library
  • Common Content - now offline (accessed 16 November 2007).
  • Creative Commons' Content Directories
  • Creative Commons' Search Page
  • Google Advanced Search - select an option under Usage Rights, to search for CC content
  • Mozilla Firefox web browser with default Creative Commons search functionality
  • Open Game Art - Sound and graphics repository intended for use in free software video games
  • - Audio, visual, translation and education repository for use in software, media and education
  • Ourmedia - Media archive supported by the Internet Archive
  • The Internet Archive - Project dedicated to maintaining an archive of multimedia resources, among which Creative Commons-licensed content
  • Yahoo's Creative Commons Search
  • Audio and music

  • CCMixter - A Creative Commons Remix community site
  • Dogmazic - Archive of free music based in France, one of the main actor of free music movement in Europe
  • Electrobel - A Creative Commons Community for Belgium, France, Netherlands, UK, Italy
  • Gnomoradio
  • Jamendo - An archive of music albums under Creative Commons licenses
  • Newgrounds Audio portal - All the music submitted to the Newgrounds Audio portal is free to use under BY-NC-SA 3.0.
  • Starfrosch - Creative Commons #hot100 Charts
  • Photos and images

  • Newgrounds Art portal - Artists who submit art to the Newgrounds Art portal may choose to use a Creative Commons licence.
  • Open Clip Art Library
  • Pixabay - Provides public domain photos, illustrations, vector graphics, and film footage.
  • Maps

  • Amcharts SVG Maps - Provides country and global maps in SVG file format.
  • Worldmapper - A collection of world maps, where areas are re-sized according to the subject of interest.
  • References

    Creative Commons-licensed content directories Wikipedia

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