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YouTube Allows Creative Commons License when Uploading!

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June 29, 2011

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For those of you who are participating in DigiMedia you know you need to upload your video to YouTube as part of the rules of the DigiMedia competition. Now, when you upload, you can choose to license your video in two ways: as a Standard YouTube License (which has standard copyright laws attached and requires another person to ask for permission to reuse the video), OR as a Creative Commons Attribution license (which allows someone to reuse your video as long as they give credit to the creator – YOU!). And, for those of you participating in DigiSites, why not upload any videos you are creating to YouTube and license them with Creative Commons as well!

This is an excellent and exciting addition to YouTube, as it not only allows you to share your works with others, but it creates an ever-growing library of videos that you can reuse, re-purpose, remix for your own use!

Below is the YouTube and Creative Commons announcement with important details on how to find Creative Commons licensed videos for you to use, AND how you can upload your own videos using the Creative Commons license.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

YouTube and Creative Commons: raising the bar on user creativity

Have you ever been in the process of creating a video and just needed that one perfect clip to make it pop? Maybe you were creating your own music video and needed an aerial video of Los Angeles at night to spice it up. Unless you had a helicopter, a pretty powerful camera and some fierce editing skills, this would have been a big challenge. Now, look no further than the Creative Commons library accessible through YouTube Video Editorto make this happen. Creative Commons provides a simple way to license and use creative works.You can now access an ever-expanding library of Creative Commons videos to edit and incorporate into your own projects. To find a video, just search in the YouTube search bar or from within the YouTube Video Editor. We’re working with organizations like C-SPAN, Public.Resource.org, Voice of America, Al Jazeeraand others, so that over 10,000 Creative Commons videos are available for your creative use.To get started, visit youtube.com/editor and select the CC tab:

Any video you create using Creative Commons content will automatically show the source videos’ titles underneath the video player:
As part of the launch of Creative Commons licensing on YouTube, you’ll also be able to mark any or all of your videos with the Creative Commons CC-BY license that lets others share and remix your work, so long as they give you credit. To mark your video with the Creative Commons license, select ‘Creative Commons Attribution license’ on the upload page or on the Video Description page:

You can learn more about Creative Commons on YouTube at our help center, and remember that all content must still follow the rules in our Copyright Center.We’re excited to see what you come up with!Stace Peterson, Software Engineer, recently watched Conan – Acting Out The Oscar Noms: The Social Network

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June 16, 2011

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You have to know about this resource if you are creating a DigiMedia, DigiSites, or DigiText entry for TRIO Quest 2011! (NOTE: DigiText rewards original images more highly but Creative Commons’ images are acceptable.)

For images that are free to use as long as you follow the guidelines, check out http://flickr.com/creativecommons/.

Once at flickr.com/creativecommons/ you’ll see the various licensed images that everyone can use as long as they follow the Creative Commons license requirements. There are definitions for the licenses in the right column. If you have questions about this, comment to this blog, and I can help.

Be sure to click “(See more)” under each license group and browse through a gazillion pictures. You can narrow the search once you open a  licensed group: for example, open “(See more)” under the Attribution group, enter a term that will help you find the type of image you need and, voila, those images with Attribution licenses appear. NOTE: to the left of the search text box is another drop-down menu to allow you to search “Everyone’s Uploads”, or just “The Getty Images Collection”, and/or just “The Commons”.

Since the flickr creative commons page contains images that can be used freely, be sure to look through each license group for the type of images that you need; then, cite the image you use according to its license.

Again, please make comments if you have other resources or need clarification, etc. To make a comment, click the title of this blog post; it will open a page with a Comment box at the bottom. This is your Blog too! Let’s talk.

Don’t Despair! You’ve Got Creative Commons!

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June 8, 2011

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Did you know that TRIO Quest activities receive more points for original content including images, art, music, graphs, etc? In fact, your entry will be disqualified if you use a copyright image, song, etc. for the DigiMedia and DigiText activities without permission!

NOTE: DigiMedia and DigiText DO NOT ALLOW Fair Use and a student must have permission to use any copyright materials as content; however, DigiSites allows Fair Use and the use of Copyright material with permission. But it is highly encouraged for students to create all original material and/or use a free use resource such as Creative Commons for all three TRIO Quest activities.

So, don’t despair! You’ve got Creative Commons for great music, sounds, images, graphics, etc. Creative Commons, a non-profit organization, believes that it is important to increase creativity through free and legal sharing, use, re-purposing, and remixing.

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Creating Google Sites using TQ Google Guides for DigiMedia, DigiSites & DigiText

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June 7, 2011

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We know it seems daunting to create a website for students to use when creating TRIO Quest 2011 activities. But NOW it doesn’t have to be!

Google Guides for DigMedia, DigiSites, and DigiText are available for you to use when creating Google Sites for your TRIO Quest activities. Each Guide is relevant to the TQ activity that you choose and offers you Options for your program’s needs. For example, the DigiMedia Google Guide below offers programs 3 options to create student Google Sites, as well as some facts to know.

Once you choose your option, you will see the Information and Steps that are specific to this option choice. To view instructions for each step, you simply click the Step and detailed instructions appear beneath each step. Click the step again, and the detailed instructions disappear.

There is a PDF for download to print out if desired.

So, you now have options to get your students into  team or individual Google Sites specific to  their activities. And, you always have us to help you through the process as well! Email tquest@u.washington.edu or call 206-543-9288.

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