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14 July 2010, 12:22

Vimeo integrates Creative Commons licences

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Vimeo Logo Online video service Vimeo started allowing its users to release videos under a Creative Commons licence. The company says that the feature was introduced because a number of users specifically asked for it. The settings dialogue of each video now contains an added "Licence" section in which users can choose from one of six Creative Commons licences. This allows users to determine the sharing conditions for their videos. While searching specifically for videos released under CC licences is not yet possible, Vimeo says it's working to provide this functionality.

Unlike the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL), the licences developed by the Creative Commons Initiative are available in several variants: For instance, licensors can choose to allow the commercial use or only the private use of their work, determine whether others may edit the work, and stipulate whether edited material has to be released under the same licence.

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