Finding YouTube videos with a Creative Commons license is easy to do and only involves a few clicks to find videos with a Creative Commons license.
First for the readers who do not understand what a Creative Commons license is, we will answer the question of..
What does a Creative Commons license on YouTube even mean?
In short, a Creative Commons licenses is a standard way for content creators to grant someone else permission to use their work. YouTube allows video creators to mark their videos with a Creative Commons CC BY license. You can click here Creative Commons on YouTube to read a more in depth explanation.
YouTube’s website is not the only way to search for CC licensed videos and other content. Creative Commons hosts its own search engine as well at: Search.Creative Commons.
For information on how to use Creative Commons search engine, see ‘How to find Creative Commons Material using the Creative Commons Search Portal’
Now Back To..
How to find Creative Commons Video Material on YouTube?
Here are some detailed instructions.
1. Go to YouTube.com
2. Do a search as in this example we used. “best dog breed for children” You use what ever you are searching for.
3. Then click on “filters”
4. In the drop down results click on “Creative Commons” This will give you all Creative Commons licensed videos for what you just searched for.
5. Then click on one of the videos in the search results past any ads.
6. Once the video loads, click on “Show More” beneath the video.
7. Once it shows the full description, scroll down to the bottom of it near where the comments start, this is where you will see the Creative Commons listed.
8. To find more videos rinse and repeat based on your search terms.
As you can see it is a very simple process to find YouTube videos that have a Creative Commons license.
We hope this blog post was helpful and you walk away from it knowing what a Creative Commons is and how to find YouTube videos that have this designation..
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