Review: CC PDF Converter protects your work with Creative Commons licenses

At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder CC PDF Converter 0.9.0 beta

    PCWorld Rating

    Create PDF documents from almost any application and then attach a Creative Commons license.

With Creative Commons licenses, you can distribute your creative work for free and specify the conditions under which it can be used. For example, you can offer your work free for use, provided you receive attribution; or say that it's fine for personal or nonprofit projects to use your work, but that commercial ventures have to pay you. Attaching one of these licenses to the work removes any ambiguity or doubt as to the terms and conditions under which you share your work.

CC PDF Converter helps you select the correct Creative Commons license. Randall Munroe's webcomic XKCD uses the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 license.

CC Free PDF Converter converts your document Word document, Excel file, or Internet Explorer HTML file into a PDF document, but it's not an ordinary PDF. This free beta program asks you a series of questions about the type of license you want, and then stamps a small but legible Creative Commons license on the pages.

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At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    Create PDF documents from almost any application and then attach a Creative Commons license.

    Pros

    • Enables you to add one of many Creative Commons license images to a PDF file
    • Simple to use

    Cons

    • The licenses it adds are a little small
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