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Getting the Most from Free Resources

Videos and films from the internet: You can safely

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  • Link or embed any YouTube video from a reputable organisation or individual  to a presentation or GSM Learn page
  • Use any Youtube video in class or lecture that is not being recorded

You must acknowledge your sources. For YouTube Creative Commons videos, you should reference the CC-BY creative commons licence as well as the creator of the video.

Video and film from the internet: Think before use:

Query If your lecture is due to be recorded you should:

  • Only use Creative Commons videos or
  • Supply a link to the video alongside the recording. This is probably the more practical solution as the video is unlikely to play well from a lecture recording.

Query You can link or embed virtually any video on GSM Learn

  • If you are confident the video does not itself breach copyright. How can I tell?
  • The video does not need to be licensed on a "Creative Commons" basis for linking or embedding. You can link and embed videos even where rights are 'reserved'.

Query You can clip a video if the licence allows it. All Creative Commons videos on YouTube are Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY. This means you can 'clip' extracts from a long video so students only need to watch the relevant portion.

Which videos on YouTube and Vimeo are Creative Commons?