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Term of the Week: Creative Commons License

The Term of the Week is a weekly feature where A&E turns to industry experts to define common tools, processes, language, etc. used in the awards, engraving, and personalization industry, including terminology within the business realm. Contact A&E's digital content editor, Julia Schroeder, if you're interested in contributing and for an opportunity to be featured in our daily eNewsletter. 

One of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work. A CC license is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that they have created. Make sure you attribute properly or that it’s old enough that the photos have returned to the public domain. These can usually be used in commercial projects.

Information courtesy Jennifer Foy, Unisub