YouTube launches support for CC BY and a CC library featuring 10,000 videos

You may have already heard the great news—YouTube has added the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY) as a licensing option for users! Now when users upload video, they can choose to license it under CC BY or to remain with the default “Standard YouTube License.” Users may also change the license on existing videos … Read More “YouTube launches support for CC BY and a CC library featuring 10,000 videos”

Kutiman Talks to CBC; Interview Audio on ccMixter

If you’re interested in online culture, you’ve probably come across the amazing THRU YOU project from Israeli producer Kutiman (see this WIRED profile for some background). Kutiman mashed together various YouTube clips of people playing instruments (many of them instructional videos) to create something totally new and unique. The result was a collection of seven … Read More “Kutiman Talks to CBC; Interview Audio on ccMixter”

Muted on YouTube? Think CC!

As you might have heard by now, YouTube has begun to mute videos containing ‘unauthorized’ music or audio. What does ‘unauthorized’ mean? We’ll leave that for the lawyers to decide, but it probably has something to do with negotiating permissions for the right to use music in advance from rights holders. Instead of dealing with … Read More “Muted on YouTube? Think CC!”