The Al Jazeera Creative Common Repository hosts select broadcast quality footage that Al Jazeera has released under various Creative Commons licenses.
Select Al Jazeera video footage – at this time footage of the War on Gaza - is available for free to be downloaded, shared, remixed, subtitled and eventually rebroadcasted by users and TV stations across the world with acknowledgement to Al Jazeera.
This is the first time that video footage produced by a news broadcaster is released under the ‘Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution’ license which allows for commercial and non-commercial use.
Video news footage is an essential part of modern journalism. Providing material under a Creative Commons license to allow commercial and amateur users to share, edit, subtitle and cite video news is an enormous contribution to the global dialog around important events. Al Jazeera has set the example and the standard that we hope others will follow.” Joi Ito, CEO of Creative Commons
With the flexibility of Creative Commons licensing we expect to introduce our outstanding coverage to an even wider audience across the world.
As a pioneer in news and media Al Jazeera is always looking for ways to make its unique content accessible to audiences across the world and the launch of Al Jazeera’s Creative Commons Repository is another concrete step in this direction.
Through doing this we intend to make a practical contribution to the debate on one of the biggest issues facing content producers today – copyright in the internet age.
Al Jazeera is teaching an important lesson about how free speech gets built and supported. By providing a free resource for the world, the network is encouraging wider debate, and a richer understanding." Professor Lawrence Lessig, founder of Creative Commons
About Creative Commons
Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright.
They provide free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof.
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According the license, you must attribute the footage to Al Jazeera (but not in any way that suggests that we endorse you or your use of our work).
You are required to leave our logos intact, reference this website and the license itself.
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