If I cite art, music, or other material that has a Creative Commons license, should I refer to the license in my works-cited-list entry?
Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.
No. A Creative Commons license gives authors a way to grant copyright permissions for their works. Permissions information should not be included in a works-cited-list entry.