List of major Creative Commons licensed works
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This is a list of notable works available under a Creative Commons license. Works available under a Creative Commons license are becoming more common. Note that there are multiple Creative Commons licenses with important differences.
Governments and intergovernmental organizations
|The Art of Unix Programming||2003 book about the history and culture of Unix programming by Eric S. Raymond||CC BY-ND 1.0 (with added proviso)|||
|A Briefer History of Time||1999 science humor book by Eric Schulman|
|The Cathedral and the Bazaar||by Eric S. Raymond (the first complete and commercially released book under a CC license, with added proviso, published by O'Reilly & Associates)|
|Free Culture||by Lawrence Lessig (2004) (the first CC licensed book released by a major mainstream publisher, Penguin Books)|
|The Future of Ideas||by Lawrence Lessig (2001) (originally published by Random House)||CC BY-NC|
|The Future Of The Internet||A 2008 book by Jonathan Zittrain which discusses several legal issues regarding the Internet|
|The Honour of the Knights||A science fiction novel by Stephen J Sweeney||CC BY-NC-SA|
|Meat Atlas||A collection of graphs and 27 essays on meat consumption and production by Friends of the Earth and Heinrich Böll Foundation, 2014||CC BY-SA|||
|Move Under Ground||A novel by Nick Mamatas||CC BY-NC-ND|||
|The New Hacker's Dictionary||by Eric S. Raymond (with added proviso)|
|Warbreaker||by Brandon Sanderson|
|Little Brother||by Cory Doctorow|
|Open Access||by Peter Suber (2012) (published by MIT Press)||CC BY|
|Networks, Complexity and Internet Regulation: Scale-free Law||by Andres Guadamuz (2011) (published by Edward Elgar)||CC BY-NC|||
|Configuring the Networked Self: Law, Code, and the Play of Everyday Practice||by Julie Cohen (2012) (published by Yale University Press)||CC BY-NC-SA|||
|Coding Freedom: The Aesthetics of Hacking||by Gabriella Coleman (2012) (published by Princeton University Press)||CC BY-ND|||
|Barefoot into Cyberspace Adventures in search of techno-Utopia||by Becky Hogge (2011) (published by Barefoot Publishing Limited)||CC BY-NC|||
|Net Neutrality: Towards a Co-regulatory Solution||by Chris T. Marsden (2010) (published by Bloomsbury Academic)||CC BY-NC|||
|Diesel Sweeties||CC BY-NC 2.5|
|Erfworld||CC BY-NC-SA 3.0|
|Johnny Wander||(the book publication form)|||
|Mimi & Eunice||CC BY-SA 3.0|
|Overcompensating||CC BY-NC 3.0|
|Seedfeeder||CC BY-SA 3.0, public domain|
|xkcd||CC BY-NC 2.5|
|Connexions||academic course modules, hosted by Rice University||CC BY|
|Khan Academy||CC BY-NC-SA|
|Open Courseware||CC BY-NC-SA|
|The Saylor Foundation||Peer-reviewed college courses and textbooks||CC BY|
|WikiEducator||CC BY-SA (default), CC BY, and CC0|
|Project Euler||Site hosting computer programming problems||CC BY-NC-SA|
|Cards Against Humanity|
|Open Game Art||CC BY and -SA 3.0 without NC, CC0|
|Star Wreck Roleplaying Game|
|Castle Crashers||Soundtrack released under Creative Commons||CC BY-NC-SA|||
|Glest / MegaGlest||A real-time strategy computer game in a fantasy setup.||Artwork under CC BY-SA|
|Glitch||MMO. In 2013, most of the artwork and parts of the code were released under a creative commons license.||CC0|||
|Mari0||Super Mario clone mashup with Portal||CC BY-NC-SA|
|Nothing to hide||A crowdfunded surveillance/privacy themed video game prototype by indie game developer Nick Liow, 2013 opened under CC0 and transferred to GitHub.||Artwork and code under CC0|||
|OpenClonk (former Clonk)||A computer game originally developed by RedWolf Design, later opened to the community.||Artwork under CC BY|
|Red Eclipse||The first-person shooter Red Eclipse is built upon the Cube Engine 2.||most game assets under CC BY-SA-3.0|
|Ryzom||Ryzom is a free and open source software PC MMORPG . Originally developed and released 2004 by Nevrax, since 2010 the source code is under the AGPL and the artistic work is under CC BY-SA.||Artwork under CC BY-SA.|||
|Sintel The Game||A game based on the Blender Foundation movie, Sintel.||CC BY|
|Tyrian (now OpenTyrian)||Scrolling shooter||graphic assets under CC BY 3.0 US|
|The Ur-Quan Masters (former Star Control II)||Action RPG||Artwork Cc-by-nc-sa|||
|Yo Frankie!||A game resulting from a cooperation between the Blender Foundation and the Crystal Space community||Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution|||
|ccMixter||Community music website||mostly CC BY-NC|
|Free Music Archive||Various|
|The Freesound Project||CC0, CC BY, CC BY-NC and Sampling Plus|
|Ghosts I-IV||By Nine Inch Nails|
|NINJAM||Music files/archive||CC BY-SA|
|Pulse of the Earth||By Hungry Lucy||CC BY-SA|||
|The Slip||By Nine Inch Nails|
|Shaking the Habitual||By The Knife|
|Jonathan Coulton||Jonathon Coulton's Works||CC 3.0 by Attribution|
|Paul and Storm||Paul and Storm's Works||CC 2.5 By Attribution NonCommercial and ShareAlike|
|Open Goldberg Variations||CC0|
|Al Jazeera's broadcasting footage||On January 13, 2009, some broadcasting content from Al Jazeera on the 2008–2009 Israel–Gaza conflict was released.||CC BY 3.0|||
|Copernicus Publications||CC BY|
|PLOS One||CC BY|
|SNPedia||Database of single nucleotide polymorphisms||CC BY-NC-SA|||
Technology and recipes
|Free Beer||In December 2004 brewing recipe, brand and label artwork released under CC by Superflex and students of the IT University of Copenhagen||CC BY-SA|||
|Big Buck Bunny||Product of the second Blender Foundation Open Movie Project, released in 2008.||BY|||
|Decay||Zombie film made at CERN|
|Elephants Dream||Product of the first Blender Foundation Open Movie Project, released in 2006|||
|Nasty Old People||A 2009 film in Swedish by Hanna Sköld|
|RiP!: A Remix Manifesto|
|Sita Sings the Blues||feature-length animated film|
|Sanctuary||A re-mixable Science fiction film|
|Sintel||Product of the third Blender Foundation Open Movie Project, released in 2010|
|Star Wreck||Amateur movie parodies of Star Trek and Babylon 5 (in Finnish)|
|Tears of Steel||The fourth Blender Foundation Open Movie Project, released in September 2012.|
|Where are the Joneses||online sitcom (series)|
|Association for Progressive Communications||CC BY-SA|
|Boing Boing||Popular blog|
|knol||mostly CC BY-SA or CC BY-NC-SA|
|Mozilla website||Home of the Mozilla Project||CC BY-SA|
|Mushroom Observer||CC BY-SA or CC BY-NC-SA|
|OpenStreetMap||Until September 2012; switched to ODbL||CC BY-SA 2.0 for certain content|||
|Stack Overflow||CC BY-SA|
|Wikia||Since June 2009||CC BY-SA|
|Wikimedia Commons||CC licenses among other options|
|Wikipedia||Since June 2009||CC BY-SA|||
- State of the Commons report on creativecommons.org
- Government use of Creative Commons on creativecommons.org (January 2016)
- "The Art of Unix Programming". Retrieved 12 October 2013.
- Meat Atlas, Friends of the Earth, download Meat Atlas as pdf
- Kale, Arun (21 October 2010). "Of Fretting Cats and Wandering Rooks". Helter Skelter. Square One Media. Archived from the original on 18 December 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2010.
- Castle Crashers Soundtrack Released Under CC License (2008)
- tinyspeck (2013-11-18). "Glitch is Dead, Long Live Glitch! - Art & Code from the Game Released into Public Domain". glitchthegame.com. Retrieved 2013-12-11.
The entire library of art assets from the game, has been made freely available, dedicated to the public domain. Code from the game client is included to help developers work with the assets. All of it can be downloaded and used by anyone, for any purpose.
- Blackwell, Laura (2013-11-18). "Afterlife of an MMO: Glitch's offbeat art enters public domain". pcworld.com. Retrieved 2013-12-11.
- Nothing to hide license on github.com
- Nothing To Hide Is A Very Smart Anti-Stealth Game by John Walker on Rock, Paper, Shotgun (on February 12th, 2014)
- Demo + Crowdfunding: anti-stealth game Nothing To Hide takes its name literally by Anthony Swinnich on indiegames.com (February 16, 2014)
- Attention game designers: Public Domain Jam! on creativecommons.org by Matt Lee (May 16th, 2014)
- Mike Schramm (March 18, 2011). "Free, open source FPS 'Red Eclipse' hits version 1.0". joystiq.com. Joystiq. Retrieved April 17, 2011.
- Michael Brune (January 24, 2012). "Red Eclipse - An open source fast-paced classic shooter". indiegamereviewer.com. Indie Game Reviewer. Retrieved January 26, 2012.
- Red Eclipse Team (January 24, 2012). "Red Eclipse license". sourceforge.net. Red Eclipse Team. Retrieved January 26, 2012.
- "Breakthrough for Free Software Gaming--Ryzom Announces Full Release of Source Code and Artwork, and a Partnership with the Free Software Foundation to Host a Repository of the Game's Artistic Assets". ryzom.com. Retrieved 2010-05-06.
- Massively Multiplayer Game Ryzom Released as Free Culture and Free Software on creativecommons.org (2010)
- Free game graphics: Tyrian ships and tiles Daniel Cook (2007-04-04)
- Lost garden license
- The Ur-Quan Masters licensing
- "Yo Frankie! license page". Retrieved 2010-01-26.
- "Pulse of the Earth". Hungry Lucy.
- "Goldberg Variationen: Johann Sebastian Bach als 'Creative Commons Zero'", Heise online, 29 May 2012
- Benenson, Fred (2009-01-13). "Al Jazeera Launches Creative Commons Repository". creativecommons.org. Retrieved 2009-01-19.
- Steuer, Eric (2009-01-13). "Al Jazeera Announces Launch of Free Footage Under Creative Commons License". creativecommons.org. Retrieved 2009-01-19.
- Cohen, Noam (2009-01-11). "Al Jazeera provides an inside look at Gaza conflict". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved 2009-01-19.
- "Al Jazeera Announces Launch of Free Footage under Creative Commons License". Al Jazeera Creative Commons Repository. Retrieved 2009-01-19.
- Andrews, Robert (2009-11-14). "Al Jazeera Offers Creative Commons Video, Lessig Lends Backing". paidcontent.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-01-19.
- Ito, Joi (2009-01-14). "Al Jazeera Launches Creative Commons Repository". joi.ito.com. Retrieved 2009-01-19.
- "SNPedia:Copyrights". SNPedia. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
- How can a beer be "free"? on freebeer.org "The recipe and the FREE BEER brand is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license, which basically means that anyone can use our recipe to brew the beer or to create a derivative of our recipe."
- "Big Buck Bunny about page". Retrieved 2010-01-26.
- "Elephants Dream license page". Retrieved 2010-01-26.
- "OpenSeaMap: Frequently Asked Questions". OpenSeaMap.org. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
- "OpenStreetMap: Copyright and License". Openstreetmap.org. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
- OpenStreetMap#Licensing terms
- Wikipedia:Text of Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, Wikipedia