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YouTube Introduces Creative Commons Option 34

Posted by Soulskill
from the not-so-common dept.
geegel writes "YouTube has announced that it will introduce a Creative Commons license option and also provide remixing capabilities in its video editor. 'You can now access an ever-expanding library of Creative Commons videos to edit and incorporate into your own projects. ... You’ll also 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.'"
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YouTube Introduces Creative Commons Option

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  • by XanC (644172) on Friday June 03, 2011 @10:12AM (#36330800)

    Why not CC0? Why do they care to prevent that? Or is "public domain" already an option?

    • I don't see that license on the list, is there another list? http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ [creativecommons.org]
    • by mysidia (191772) *

      Why not CC0? Why do they care to prevent that? Or is "public domain" already an option?

      CC-BY-NC-SA should also be an option.

      Frankly... I should be able to license my videos however I want, and tell Google whether I wish to allow other people to mix my videos.

      The burden of compliance with the CC-BY-NC would then be with the end user. The last thing I want is someone taking my content, putting it in a commercial video, and selling it to viewers to a fee, however.

  • I could see this ending badly when a million people miss-use this licensed material and / or use someones copyrighted work and mark it CC
    • And how will this mix with fair use? The use of someone else's non-free copyrighted work in a specific context is non-infringing based on a few factors, but use of the same work in another context might infringe.
      • by mysidia (191772) *

        And how will this mix with fair use?

        They should equip the video editor with a tool to let you mark start/end which time indexes on the video are "Fair use" and not CC licensed

    • Yup! A major problem with copyright is that bits automatically don't have extra meta "license" bits.

      If everyone was super-paranoid about misusing information which might possibly be under copyright, Western civilization would grind to a screeching halt.

    • by Ruke (857276)
      Honestly, I don't see this happening in a more meaningful way than it already does on youtube, right now. Of course people are going to infringe on legitimate copyrights, and it's going to be ignored 95% of the time, until whoever holds the copyright files a DMCA takedown notice.
  • I'm sticking with the Standard license. In the gaming community (I produce FPS commentaries) stealing - clips from montages in particular - is a major problem. Now although it appears this creative commons license makes sure credit given, I prefer editors to ask personally for content so I can ensure its going where I want it to.
    • So once you become uncontactable, do you want your work to become unusable?
    • I prefer editors to ask personally for content so I can ensure its going where I want it to.

      Oh, that's nice of you to prefer that... As a FPS creator I would prefer it if you asked me permission before you devalued my product by overlaying your vapid comments over the clips you took from my games.

      I see that "fair use" is a one way street to you!

  • Don't worry, pretty soon you won't be allowed to embed youtube videos [infowars.com].
    • Don't spread FUD like it's fact. That's what someone is speculating the law might mean. I think that's a stupid way of interpreting the effect on YouTube; they already have the controls to prevent unauthorized playback/embedding, so anyone doing so is doing so legally. Herp.
  • by Anonymous Coward

    Why are you letting Youtube decide? The license is metadata. If Youtube doesn't support your choice of license in their drop-down, put the licensing information somewhere else.

  • how sly, they only let you choose a license that allows commercial use, meaning I have to put that my videos are CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 in the description, and aren't tightly integrated with the editor etc.

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