Going Creative Commons

I get a lot of feedback on my videos. One of the most common questions I get asked is whether someone can use a particular video of mine in a presentation they are doing internally at work or at a conference etc.

It’s become a familiar process, I get an email from someone who starts with the usual foreplay of, “love your videos and your good looks… <filler> … btw do you mind if I use / reference your video in my presentation.”

More often than not, I double check to make sure they’re not using it for commercial purposes and that they won’t claim to have made it themselves and say yes.

So, in the spirit of sharing, caring and loving the community, I’ve decided to publish all my videos under the creative commons license.

What this means is:

– You are free to copy, share and distribute my videos

Providing

Attribution — You must attribute the work to me

Noncommercial — You may not use the videos for commercial purposes.

Share Alike – If you alter, transform or build upon this work, you may only redistribute under a creative commons license so others may do the same.

Waiver

Get in touch if you want to use videos for other purposes other than the ones described above.

 

Hopefully you’ll find this useful. If nothing else, those of you who’ve been using videos without permission up till now can sleep with a clear conscious tonight.

I really should put this on a separate legal page somewhere. I’ll get around to it sometime soon I’m sure.

More info on Creative Commons Licence can be found at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/

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