YouTube now offers people who upload video the option of licensing their videos under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which gives others the right to use and to remix the work as long as they give the credit to the creator of the original work. (Users who choose to do so may still use the standard YouTube license if they prefer.) Additionally, YouTube has created a library of works already available under creative commons licenses, from sources including C-SPAN, Voice of America and Al Jazeera.
- Creative Commons Announcement: “YouTube launches support for CC BY and a CC library featuring 10,000 videos.”
- You Tube Announcement: “YouTube and Creative Commons: raising the bar on user creativity.”
News and Blogs:
- Janko Roettgers for Gigaom. “Why YouTube Adopting Creative Commons Is a Big Deal.”
- Xeni Jardin for BoingBoing. “YouTube introduces Creative Commons option for uploaders, remixers.”
- Graeme McMillan for Time. “YouTube Adds Creative Commons to Clips, Allows Legal Remixing.”
- John Ribeiro for IDG News. “YouTube Sets Up Creative Commons Library.”