Thursday, June 2, 2011

Creative Commons Licensing Comes to YouTube

Today, YouTube announced that they now offer video creators the option to label their works with Creative Commons licenses. If you choose to use Creative Commons licensing, people will be able to use parts of your videos and create remixes according to the Creative Commons rules. This means that people who want to create videos now have more remix options than they previously did.

The YouTube Video Editor now includes an option to search through the library of more than 10,000 Creative Commons licensed videos. To access the library just open the editor and click on the "CC" button to open the Creative Commons video library.

If you've never tried the YouTube Video Editor, it's quite simple to use. I have directions posted in the slides below.


If you're not sure what Creative Commons is, watch the following video in which Lawrence Lessig, one of the creators of the Creative Commons concept, explains it.