The YouTube Video Editor now includes a small button labeled “cc” which provides access to the YouTube Creative Commons library. Videos that carry this license will be visible in the editor and can be remixed or sampled by others as they create and upload their own content. These clips can be used free of charge, but the titles of any source video used will be shown in the new video’s information.
The selection of video available under Creative Commons is currently limited, but YouTube is “working with organizations like C-SPAN, Public Resource.org, Voice of America, Al Jazeera and others” to provide more content under the license. Over 10,000 videos are to be available, although the blog post announcing this new feature doesn’t clarify when the additional content will appear in the library.
Publishing a video under the Creative Commons license is not limited to organizations like C-SPAN, however. Any user can now upload their video under the license, thus adding it to the database. The new option is available in the upload interface below the privacy options. Existing videos can have their license changed to Creative Commons.
Source: PC World