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Creative Commons on YouTube

By Jessica Gramp, on 13 October 2014

YouTubeYouTube uses the Creative Commons BY (CC BY) license. The CC BY License allows:

  • adaptations of your work to be shared; and
  • commercial uses of your work

“By marking your original video with a Creative Commons licence, you are granting the entire YouTube community the right to reuse and edit that video.”


Is your account in good standing?
In order to mark videos you upload to YouTube with a Creative Commons license your account needs to be in good standing. Check your account is in good standing by logging in to YouTube and going to: https://www.youtube.com/features. Under Account status check it says “Good standing”.