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Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Mountain View, California, United States devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. The organization has released several copyright-licenses known as Creative Commons licenses free of charge to the public. These licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators. An easy to ...

Twitter Considers Original Web Series, YouTube Redesigns Homepage, 2012 Streaming Olympics, & More [Reel Web #50]

Twitter Considers Original Web Series, YouTube Redesigns Homepage, 2012 Streaming Olympics, & More [Reel Web #50]

This week's Reel Web covers a ton of information from YouTube's home page redesign, new analytic tools and b-roll videos from YouTube videos, to the ongoing debate between short form content and long form content, how you can watch the Olympics without cable and more. Twitter to Provide Original Content …

A Pledge For Online Video Responsibility – A Video Code Of Ethics

A Pledge For Online Video Responsibility   A Video Code Of Ethics

The time is now to counter the troubling proliferation of socially irresponsible video online, and that starts with each of us. That's why I've put together what I believe is the first-ever, "Pledge for Online Video Responsibility," which I hope can help both online video …

YouTube Creative Commons Licensing for Remixes? I’ll Pass

YouTube Creative Commons Licensing for Remixes? Ill Pass

Yesterday YouTube added the option for users to select between two licenses for their videos: YouTube's standard license, which basically lets you retain ownership of your video while granting YouTube permission to host and share it; or a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY), which allows …

Vimeo Announces Creative Commons Licensing – But Are Users’ Hands Tied?

Video hosting platform Vimeo yesterday announced on its blog its support for Creative Commons licensing, providing its members a more precise control over where and how others can use their own videos. But restrictions persist with how members can feature other rights-owners videos and other original works on Vimeo, even if they have the same clearances that Creative Commons provides.

Improving Online Video Creative Use and Monetization

Improving Online Video Creative Use and Monetization

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell asks Harvard Law Professor and political activist Lawrence Lessig, what technical and legal platforms best balance the protection of online video copyrights versus creative expression by others?

Remixing Copyrighted Video – Fair Use or Infringement?

Remixing Copyrighted Video – Fair Use or Infringement?

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell asks Harvard Law Professor and political activist Lawrence Lessig, what’s in it for businesses to be more lax in their enforcement of copyrighted video based on fair use culture?

List of Royalty Free Online Resources for Video Production

List of Royalty Free Online Resources for Video Production

We here at ReelSEO like to do things on the cheap when we can. Not because we're cheap but often because video production costs can spiral out of control if you're not careful. Here's a list of available resources on the web for royalty free …

Miro – Open Source Video Projects – Participatory Culture Foundation

http://www.reelseo.com/make-internet-tv-miro/11062/ – A brief introduction video about Make Internet TV – from one of your friends at the Participatory Culture Foundation.

7 Tips for Successful Viral Video Production and Distribution

The focus below is specifically on tips for *viral* video success – how to produce and distribute a video that will get people talking about and sharing the content – i.e. viral video. In other words, these are suggestions for how to get your video *shared* in …

Code of Best Practices In Fair Use for Online Video – Remix Culture

The American University School of Communication's Center for Social Media has released a report on what constitutes fair use of copyrighted video and material online. It is a code of best practices that helps creators, online providers, copyright holders, and others interested in the making …

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