"Making legal YouTube mashups just got a whole lot easier. The site’s video editor is now allowing its users to remix existing YouTube videos without violating anyone’s copyright. This is made possible by YouTube adopting Creative Commons licenses, offering users the chance to publish any video under the liberal CC-BY license. It’s a big step forward for YouTube, and a giant leap for Creative Commons, which previously hasn’t played a big role in the web video world.”
While this is amazing news for open source video and web video editors, I can’t help but shudder when I think of what YouTube’s remix-to-original video ratio is going to look like after this.
Part of my job is to do the interactive YouTube annotations for our new movie line trivia game. They’re a bitch and a half to get the timing right, but it’s worth it in the end because it’s actually a really fun way to make use of/kill time on YouTube.
This post is dedicated to Chloabelle. She’ll know why.
Jensen: I saw this thing on tv last night, I don’t know the guy’s name but it was just a clip of a commercial for this show and it was talking about the accessibility of YouTube. And the guy says, “YouTube! Bring me a farting panda!” I had to pause the television because I was laughing so hard. Jared: Now you know that Jensen’s looking up farting pandas. Jensen: It’s what I do. It’s what I do on a Saturday night.
"Walking on Eggshells" is a 24-minute documentary about appropriation, creative influence, re-use and intellectual property in the remix age. It is a conversation among various musicians, visual artists, writers and lawyers, all sharing their views on why and how we use and create culture, and how intellectual property law, originally designed to provide people with incentives to create, sometimes hinders creative production far more than it enhances it.
Hopefully, the BuzzFeed name will help drum up interest in this growing video site. YouTube is doing some really cool stuff, so definitely check them out.
Your welcome, YouTube.
Since YouTube started, I’ve always tried to make a video that would get featured on the front page. I’m glad that this one that finally made it. Make sure to check the comments on the “BuzzFeed YouTube Curation” video. Seems everyone is very upset that they can see Amanda in the background in the reflection holding cue cards. Ha.
Also, has he considered hiring an image consultant?