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Understand Youtube Rights – Standard License And Creative Commons license


The word license is used to authorize some one else to use the release of something.In Youtube.com standard and creative commons license is used for youtube rights or video rights . When you publish a video on youtube then you have to select the video licence for video. Creative commons or standard license. It is known as video rights or video license .Video license mean how others can use your videos .

Standard License

Standard License And Creative Commons license
Standard License And Creative Commons license

Standard license is the default video license type in youtube. When user select standard license in youtube, other people can only watch your video. No one have video right to  download , modify or redistribute the videos which are under standard license.

Creative Commons license

Creative Commons licenses is the method to grant permission to use videos ,edit it ,redistribute it. It is also known as CC license. When you select creative commons for a video it means you authorize all viewers to your youtube rights or video rights for download ,recreate, edit or redistribute these videos. By selecting CC license user allow everyone to edit of commercially use his videos.

By mark your video with a Creative Commons license, you are granting YouTube community the right to reuse and edit that video. Read more about CC licenses.

For example user can edit Creative Commons license videos . Save this work and monetize this video on even on youtube .

Eligibility to mark video to creative commons license

Following minimum requirements videos are eligible to mark creative commons license.

  • If user upload a video that copyright-protected by other or company , You can’t mark this type of videos creative commons license.
  • Content is created by you original ,then you mark it as creative commons license.
  • Only the user,in which  youtube account is enable good standing eligible to mark youtube videos creative commons license.
  • All video uploaded by others marked with a CC BY license are also eligible.

Click here to See the video guide how to change youtube license

Good Standing in youtube
Good Standing in youtube

How to change License and rights ownership

To change license and rights ownership in YouTube video login to your youtube account. In the youtube dashboard Click on My Channel. Then click on the video manager.  And then click on Videos. 

Select the video for which you want to change license. Click on Edit button, on right side of the video. Know go to Advance settings tab . Select license type from the drop down list on license and rights ownership.