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The BBC Creative Archive started thier first trial with Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra this week, opening its archives to make programme extracts available for download, manipulation and sharing under the terms of the Creative Archive Licence (based on the Creative Commons archive).
The footage is taken from a whole host of BBC programmes and includes a wealth of material covering natural history, wildlife, science, locations, art and more. Gems include shots of cityscapes, sunsets, seascapes and other stunning visuals with, importantly, many more clips to come over the next few months.
vibewire.net, an independent youth-run media portal that allows young people, Australia-wide, to publish articles on politics, media, arts, society and personal issues, officially launched creative commons licences as an option to their contributors.
the site, which uses a self-uploading page now gives contributors the option to use a drop down menu of cc licences or to use the cc licence generator when licensing their work.
Tom Dawkins, National Coordinator of VibeWire Youth Services who operate Vibewire.net said, “Vibewire strongly believes in creating more accessible ways for young Australians to both publish and access creative content. Incorporating CC licensing into the site fits very well with this philosophy.”
“By clearly indicating on the site the legal rights the author wishes to reserve and those they are happy to relinquish we are promoting the dissemination of their content and ideas, which ultimately is what we exist to do,” he said.