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YouTube Allows Content Sharing With Creative Commons License

YouTube has introduced a new library featuring videos with the Creative Commons license, the video sharing site revealed in a blog-post.

According to the site, this new service will enable users to pick and use any video from the site with the Creative Common tag, provided they agree to give the due credit to the original creators.

“You can now access an ever-expanding library of Creative Commons videos to edit and incorporate into your own projects,” YouTube said in its blog-post (opens in new tab)

“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,” the blog post added.

YouTube also revealed that they were currently working with dozens of organizations such as the Public.Resource.org, Al Jazeera, Voice of America, C-SPAN, to name a few, in order to incorporate at least 10,000 plus videos in to this new library.

The Creative Common licensed videos can be found by searching from within the YouTube video editor, or even from the YouTube search bar itself. The users are then guided right to the contents available in Creative Commons licensed library by a CC tab.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.