The Creative Commons License is sharing the Default License Format with a mime type of text/plain, but the CC License bitstream should have a mime type of text/html. Browsers that render the CC License depending on the mime type will display the raw HTML/CSS making the CC License unreadable for the average user. To correct this issue a new format needs to be created for the Creative Commons License and the submission process needs to assign the new format. The attached CreativeCommons.patch replaces the assigned "License" format with a "CC License" form.
Location to apply patch: dspace-api/src/main/java/org/dspace/license/CreativeCommons.java
The attached bitstream-formats.xml adds the new CC License format with mime type text/html. This will insure the format is created when dspace is installed.
Location to apply patch: dspace/config/registries/bitstream-formats.xml
Credit also goes to Ladd Hanson