YouTube introduces Creative Commons licensing option

YouTube introduces Creative Commons licensing option

YouTube will introduce a Creative Commons licensing option for uploaders at 9am Pacific tomorrow morning, Boing Boing reports.

Flickr has offered a similar option for years that makes finding photographs for blog posts and the like much easier, without having to resort to the tacky artificial gloss of commercial stock photography.

While the demand for stock video in online publishing is never going to be quite that high, this is great news for remixers. This move will make it that much clearer to mashup artists which videos can be used to create new works without fear of reprisal.

Using YouTube Video Editor’s new “Creative Commons” tab, it’ll be easy to find appropriately licensed videos from organizations such as C-SPAN, Voice of America and Al Jazeera, not to mention individuals who choose to use the license for their own uploads.

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