Vimeo adds CC browse and search capabilities

Jane Park, February 14th, 2012

Vimeo has revamped their platform for video creators and users, including the creation of a Creative Commons landing page where you can browse and search for videos by CC license!


“Our members love using Creative Commons licenses to rework, remix, and reimagine, which is why we built a whole new section to help you discover videos available with Creative Commons licenses. Browse and search millions of videos categorized by license type and learn about what you can (and can’t) do with other people’s videos on Vimeo.”

We were thrilled when Vimeo enabled the CC license suite in July of 2010; we are even more thrilled that the Vimeo team has since recognized the community’s needs to easily discover high quality CC-licensed videos. Blake Whitman, Vimeo’s VP of Creative Development, says,

“We know the many ways in which sharing can positively impact creativity. As such, we will continue to build features that enable people to exchange ideas, and that support the Vimeo community’s growing demand for creative sharing. Our partnership with Creative Commons is the backbone of this commitment.

Not only will this development help video creators and users everywhere, it will also help to improve our metrics on CC-licensed works on the web and assess their impact, so we can better help CC creators and users everywhere.

Three cheers to Vimeo! Check out the CC Vimeo portal — which anyone who has a Vimeo account can access by upgrading to the new Vimeo — at Learn about out all new Vimeo features and changes at

10 Responses to “Vimeo adds CC browse and search capabilities”

  1. Barry Walker says:

    A brilliant addition to vimeo considering they allow people to download videos. Will be searching for some content myself.

  2. Eric Saltzman says:

    Hi Jane – thanks for this entry. BUT, please check the link . Goes to vimeo, but not CC related. Regards,

    Eric Saltzman

  3. Neville says:

    Wow, that’s great news. Vimeo is by far one of the best platforms for high quality video content and this will help expand our creative horizons. Will we able to search for cc vimeo content from the search engine at eventually?

  4. Jane Park says:

    Hi Eric,

    Apologies if it wasn’t clear above, but you have to be logged into your Vimeo account and have upgraded to the new Vimeo (at in order for to display the portal in the screenshot above. The page will be made public (so you won’t have to log in) soon, after this initial testing period.


  5. Jane Park says:

    @Neville – definitely looking into adding Vimeo to – which, btw though, is not a search engine but a portal to other search services!

  6. cheri whaley says:

    Ran across by accident want to try it. Thaanks

  7. aimannn says:

    that is really a great news for those who like to download quality videos. .

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  9. Mark Lewis says:

    Nice addition to Vimeo…it’s about time they upped up their platform. This was a right move if they want to compete with YouTube.

  10. I am happy after read good feature of vimeo because feature of CC browse and search capabilities is very useful for me and other people.