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They provide free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof.
Using Creative Commons Licenses (CCL) is making creative work more accessible to its audience, rather than attempting to lock them away in a virtual strong box of look-at-it-the-wrong-way-and-you-get-sued. Creativity needs this kind of freedom – to inspire and get inspired – and CCLs are a way of granting it while not standing in the way of compensation for the creators where compensation is due.
The works published on this blog – blog entries as well as stories and short stories to be published at a later point – are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License (also specified by the nifty little icon on the bottom left of every page).
You can read more about CCLs here.