What is Creative Commons License?

cc.largeYou may come across the Creative Commons License when searching for Royalty Free Music, Video or Images.  It is another type of license.  With this license you are free to:

  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
  • The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Keep in mind that some creative commons licenses may require that you give credit to the source within your video.  Typically, it means that you have to mention their name or website if you use their music.  This can be easily done by mentioning it as an ending credit in the end of the video.  If the video is uploaded to YouTube or any other video sharing network, you can indicate the credit on the video description section as you upload the video to the network.

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Resources for Creative Commons Material:

Flickr – Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license here: https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/

PhotoPin – Search millions of Creative Commons photos and add them to your blog posts easily here: http://photopin.com/

Budget Stock Photos – A free photo stock site list put together by Budget Stock Photos here: http://www.budgetstockphoto.com/free_stock_photos.html

Free Digital Photo List – See our past blog post for additional list of Free here: http://www.ebs-blog.ca/social-media-tips/blogging-tips/free-digital-photos-resource-list/

Important Note:

Although we try our very best to provide a list of free photo sources, it is your responsibility to confirm that in fact the photos you use from these sites remain to be free or have the creative commons license. Remember things can change with time, so it is best and important to check during the time you use the content.


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