Creative Commons Licensing Changes
In the process of upgrading DOM's site we are improving how we integrate Creative Commons licensing into the process of Dominizing videos. We've always required Creative Commons licensing as part of DOM's member agreement, but depended on producers to register their work with creative commons as a separate step. As part of the upgrade, we are incorporating creative commons registration to the ingest process.
Denver Open Media's default license is the Attribution, Noncommercial, Share-Alike License, which is required for any projects created using free equipment under an Editor, Field, Studio, or Unlimited membership. Producers who did not use DOM equipment to produce their work are still encouraged to use this license, but will now have the option of selecting the "No Dervatives" option, which prevents anyone from building upon your work, using excerpts or segments, remixing, or any other derivative uses of your work.
|Original Dominzier Licensing||New Creative Commons License|
|I grant Denver Open Media permission to share this content with other non-commercial broadcast outlets||
||Attribution. You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work — and derivative works based upon it — but only if they give credit the way you request.|
|I grant Denver Open Media a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use this content for any noncommercial purpose:||
||Noncommercial. You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work — and derivative works based upon it — but for noncommercial purposes only|
|Default for videos submitted to DOM under a basic Programming Membership||
||No Derivative Works. You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based upon it.|
|Default for videos submitted to DOM under an Editor, Field, Studio, Unlimited, or Organizational Membership||
||Share Alike. You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work.|
Each restriction is described in more detail on the Creative Commons website.
On the updated DOM site, appropriate license expressed in three ways:
- Commons Deed. A simple, plain-language summary of the license, complete with the relevant icons.
- Legal Code. The fine print that you need to be sure the license will stand up in court.