Vimeo, a video sharing website owned by IAC Interactive, has announced that it is now offering Creative Commons licensing options for its members.
“Creative Commons licenses have been a highly desired feature by the Vimeo community. By offering this new feature, we help make it easy for creators to allow others to use their works while still maintaining their copyright,” said Dae Mellencamp, Vimeo’s General Manager. “Supporting video creators with the tools and services that they need to share their work the way they choose is one of Vimeo’s main goals.”
Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation that provides free licenses and other legal tools to creators of copyrighted works to allow them to grant specified rights for others to use, perform and distribute the works, and to make derivative works. Creative Commons has six different licenses with various usage terms. With these licenses, artists can retain their copyright while choosing to allow others to use their work given proper credit and maintenance of the conditions specified in the Creative Commons license.