Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that offers and promotes several standardized licenses that define which rights copyright holders reserve and which they waive.
They are typically referred to by a series of alphabet paired codes, such CC-BY, that act as a widely understood shorthand for the rights restrictions that license manages. Typically these revolve around the rights to reuse, modify, and/or monetize the original work, with or without attribution. For example, the CC-BY license now required by several UK-based funders permits wide reuse, including modification, derivative works, and commercial reuse.
The CC-BY-ND-NC license does not allow third parties to create derivative works such as translations and only permits other types of use for noncommercial purposes. For more details on the Creative Commons license, please visit the Creative Commons website: www.creativecommons.org.