Creative Commons (CC) licensing is designed to allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators. It doesn't replace copyright, it helps to legally share knowledge by communicating the rights that a user has if they choose to use the product.
The Collaboration for Health IT is working to make a number of resources available to other members of the Collaboration. The Creative Commons license we are suggesting is Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) which allows sharing and adapting the content, however the user must give appropriate credit and indicate if changes were made.
Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.
[The] vision is nothing less than realizing the full potential of the Internet — universal access to research and education, full participation in culture — to drive a new era of development, growth, and productivity.*
For more information about Creative Commons visit their website creativecommons.org