YouTube's Creative Commons License Makes Mash-Ups Easy

Remixed videos will link back to the source


Remixing your favorite cat videos has never been so easy, thanks to YouTube's new licensing option: Beginning today, the website is letting users license their content under Creative Commons with attribution.

Rather than using the standard (and fairly restrictive) YouTube license, the Creative Commons license allows users to offer other people permission to use their videos, as long as they link back to the source. With YouTube’s video editor, users can now splice their own videos with others’ content, provided that it’s available within Creative Commons.

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