"Currently, some Web-based tools let people associate a Creative Commons license with information. But Microsoft is the first vendor to embed a license-selection option inside its applications, said Lawrence Lessig, the founder of the Creative Commons and a Stanford Law School professor.
"This is important to us because a huge amount of creative work is created inside the Office platform. Having a simple way to add Creative Commons licenses obviously helps us spread those licenses much more broadly," Lessig said."
Jun 21, 2006
Microsoft to Offer CC License Option in Office Applications
CNET is reporting that Creative Commons and Microsoft will make an announcement today that Microsoft has released a CC Licensing tool for their Office Suite. Users can simply select the appropriate Creative Commons license and it is applied to the document: