The University Channel – a collaboration between over 30 universities, thinktanks and other organizations that host events relevant to a range of public affairs issues – has released its webcasts, podcasts, vodcasts and blogs under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharelike 2.5 license. UC invites contributors to submit recordings of lectures, seminars, panels and interviews to the site so that these can be disseminated as widely as possible to the public.
It hopes to provide a distribution channel for these recordings that were already being made for archival purposes but not being publicly
disseminated for lack of a distribution mechanism. Utilizing CC licenses, of course, the University Channel will now better achieve its
purpose by enabling wider dissemination of its materials.