(Relaxnews) – Video sharing site YouTube now boasts the largest Creative Commons video library on the planet.
Google is hoping that you’ll jump in and start making your own wacky remixes using the YouTube Video Editor and the collection of four million videos — the equivalent of around 40 years’ worth of footage — available under the Creative Commons license.
“Do you need a professional opening for your San Francisco vacation video? Perhaps some gorgeous footage of the moon for your science project? How about a squirrel eating a walnut to accompany your hot new dubstep track? All of this and more is available to inspire and add to your unique creation. Thanks to CC BY, it’s easy to borrow footage from other people’s videos and insert it into your own, because the license grants you the specific permissions to do so as long as you give credit to the original creator,” said Cathy Casserly, CEO of Creative Commons (CC) in a post on the YouTube blog.
Google’s Creative Commons library has been growing exponentially since it was launched back in June 2011.
In October 2011 Yahoo!’s photo sharing service flickr announced that it had become the world’s largest CC photo repository, with more than 200 million CC photos hosted on the site.