said 5 months, 2 weeks ago:
YouTube encourages folks to use “Creative Commons” videos to do mashups, curations, etc. When you upload a video to YouTube, you have the choice whether you want to limit syndication or copying. Now the default is a “Standard” license which keeps others from reposting or editing your content.
However, you can also choose “Creative Commons.” CCBY3 allows others to reuse, mix, and/or use your content for commercial puposes.
Sarah’s video showed up in a search I did in CC one day… As you can clearly see, I encourage people to visit her sites as I believe she’s a great teacher. I also edited her video to the “educational” part that I though others should hear and that would qualify as “fair use” for editorial purposes. The adddition of my web address is to direct people back to other such educational videos streaming through my site.
Though users can’t see it yet, I have a category set up that features specific internet marketers and social media specialists, both their educational ideas and their online products, if they have any. Sarah is one video marketer that will be featured there.
Though it’s rare that big-name marketers will submit material to Creative Commons, it does happen. One even teaches the importance of doing so in order to obtain a viral effect and for brand-building purposes.
I’ve started branding my Creative Commons curations, mashups, etc at the end of my video title… How to Center Your YouTube Page | CC RobinCarlisle.Info… so copyright owners, YouTube, and others KNOW I edited the vid directly in YouTube’s Creative Commons video editor suite. I’m acutely aware that copyright owners change their minds sometimes. I once made the mistake of uploading 50 vids under Creative Commons and had to go back and change it to Standard because of an overlooked licensing issue that I didn’t want to giveaway for those particular videos. It took days for those vids NOT to show up in Creative Commons.
AFTER I’ve created and uploaded a lawfully licensed vid using CC videos, it’s part of my video optimization strategy to do a few things that usually prevent any later objections anyone might have. But my focus is ALWAYS on what YouTube/Google requires because the penalties for violating their rules, customs or terms of service can get you shut down on YouTube, Google, and with PayPal all in one full swoop.
Always stay away from any material that looks as if it has been broadcast on licensed television or radio stations. Broadcast licensing sucks you into dealing with hundreds of different governments’ laws directly… so don’t go there.
Also, I NEVER attempt to monetize anything that has Creative Commons content in it. You must check a box claiming you either created and own all rights to a video production you upload for monetization purposes. Get this wrong three times, sometimes even one time, and you WILL get permanently banned from YouTube (and thus risk getting banned from its owner Google and payment processor PayPal because of their standard refund risk assessment that makes you a poor risk in their eyes).
Bottom line… I’ve seen the film work you’ve been doing online so I know you have some understanding of rights usage involved in video productions. For all others, learn this stuff or stay away from monetizing anything until you do. Master this stuff and reap the rewards. Anything in between is well… dang risky.
Just my thoughts…