YouTube sets up Creative Commons library

YouTube is aiming to have over 10,000 videos under a Creative Commons license

YouTube has set up a library of videos carrying the Creative Commons license, that creators can easily reuse and incorporate into their work, the Google video sharing service said on Thursday in its blog.

The copyright licenses from Creative Commons enable licensors to retain copyright while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of their work, at least non-commercially, according to Creative Commons.

As part of the launch of Creative Commons licensing on YouTube, users will be able "to mark any or all of your videos with the Creative Commons CC BY license that lets others share and remix your work, so long as they give you credit", Stace Peterson, a software engineer at YouTube said in his blog post.

YouTube said it is working with organizations like C-SPAN, Public.Resource.org, Voice of America, Al Jazeera and others, so that over 10,000 Creative Commons videos are available for the use of content creators, it said.

To find a video that is licensed under the Creative Commons license, users have to search using the YouTube search bar or from within the YouTube Video Editor. A CC tab guides users to content available under a Creative Commons license.

The CC BY license is described by Creative Commons as the "most accommodating" of the licenses it offers. "This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation," it said on its site. Creative Commons has five other licenses.

John Ribeiro covers outsourcing and general technology breaking news from India for The IDG News Service. Follow John on Twitter at @Johnribeiro. John's e-mail address is john_ribeiro@idg.com

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags social mediacopyrightinternetGooglelegalsearch enginesvideoyoutubeintellectual propertyentertainmentInternet-based applications and services

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

John Ribeiro

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?