MSFT, CC Team to Add CC Licensing to Office

Microsoft Corp. and Creative Commons, a nonprofit organization that offers flexible copyright licenses for creative works, have teamed up to release a copyright licensing tool that enables the easy addition of Creative Commons licensing information for works in popular Microsoft® Office applications. The copyright licensing tool will be available free of charge at Microsoft Office Online,, and The tool will enable the 400 million users of Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office Excel® and Microsoft Office PowerPoint® to select one of several Creative Commons licenses from within the specific application.

Microsoft and Creative Commons Release Tool for Copyright Licensing: The organizations announce availability of Microsoft Office add-in that enables easy access to Creative Commons copyright licenses.

This is a step in the right direction.

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