YouTube Adds Creative Commons Licensing Option And Video Library

YouTube Adds Creative Commons Licensing Option And Video Library

Users can now allow others to edit and remix their videos, and can search a catalog of over 10,000 videos from different organizations.

Emma Hutchings
  • 3 june 2011

Yesterday, YouTube added some new features to its video editor. Users can now license their videos under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY), meaning others can edit, reuse and remix them. They can choose this option when uploading new videos or change the license on their existing videos. Any video created using Creative Commons content will display the titles and links to the source videos beneath the video player, like so:

YouTube Adds Creative Commons Licensing Option And Video Library

YouTube has also launched a Creative Commons video library of more than 10,000 videos from organizations including C-SPAN,, Voice of America and Al Jazeera, which anyone can access and use for their own video projects. The CC tab in the video editor brings up a bar for you to type in your search term and a collection of example videos that are available for use.

[via Creative Commons weblog]


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