YouTube announced on its blog on Thursday that it is raising the bar on creativity by making its Creative Commons Library available through its YouTube Video Editor. YouTube users can license and use their video creations easily by using Creative Commons, “a non-profit organization that develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximized digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.”
YouTube users can look for video available in Creative Commons by going to the YouTube video editor and searching in the YouTube search bar. These videos can be legally used in new projects. YouTube said the number of videos available under Creative Commons is growing steadily as they work with Voice of America, C-Span, Al-Jazeera, Public.Resource.org, and other organizations.
Creative Commons provides copyright licenses that let licensors copy, distribute, use non-commercial or retain rights altogether. Stace Peterson, a software engineer at YouTube, explained that users will be able to “mark any or all of your videos with the Creative Commons CC By license that lets other share and remix your work, so long as you give credit.”