Wednesday, November 4, 2009

What Is A Creative Commons License?

A Creative Commons license is a set of permissions you can give to another person to use your content. That content can be a photo, music, video or any other copyrightable material.

The Creative Commons license doesn't remove your copyright or rights to protect or profit from your content.

It allows you or a creator to tell other people, "Hey, you can use my content under these specific conditions:"
  • Attribution,
  • Non-Commercial,
  • No Derivatives or
  • Share and Share Alike.
Creative Commons is very cool. The Internet community can help expose an artist's work to more people. It can help web video creators that need music they can use in their videos. It expands the opportunity for creative exchanges and blast pass industry gatekeepers that pump out drek being passed off as commercial music.

Collectively, we have the power to create and do good at the same time.

So, if you need music for your web video or podcast you should check out the Search page for finding Creative Commons content. Not all the content that appears in the search result is CC friendly (search engine crud happens) so be sure to check out your selection to make sure you can or can't use it in your video.

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