Videos available under a creative commons license are free to use, with varying restrictions. Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable owners to modify copyright terms to best suit their needs.
For example, YouTube offers options to filter your searches to Creative Commons Licenses, as well as locate videos that provide closed captions.
Image by Creative Commons - Creative Commons, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20727292
Linking to any publicly available online content (YouTube, newspapers, blogs, etc.) is almost always acceptable. Just make sure you are linking to an authoritative site or content creator!
For new requests or general copyright questions, please complete a Copyright Request Help Form. If you are already working with a copyright expert, they may be reached via email:
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