What is the difference between a Standard YouTube license and a creative common license?

What is Standard YouTube License?

A standard license is a permit from a competent authority to own or use of something. In terms of the internet, it is basically based on the permission of using, copying, or distributing content that is available online. YouTube is a video-sharing website with its own set of rules and regulations by its license policy.

When a user is uploading a video, he has option license options that he can choose from. The first option is “standard YouTube License” which means that you grant the broadcasting rights to YouTube. This essentially means that your video can only be accessed from YouTube for watching purposes and cannot be reproduced or distributed in any other form without your consent. The second type of license is the “Creative Commons”.

What is the difference between “Standard YouTube License” and “Creative Commons”

The primary difference is that with a standard license, no one can use your video to reproduce as his work (without clearly marking the video of the original video). However, in a standard license, the original video uploader has some right to say “no” to the re-use of his video because the meaning of the video changes altogether.

However, if you select the creative commons license while uploading, then the author may use any portions of the work of the original author. It is generally permitted to edit, recompile, change or alter the original work except for few listed things. These include copyrights of original work and an explicit mentioning that the work has been derived from a source. Moreover, the original author will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the derivative work. This is how the two licenses differ from each other.

3 Common questions for “YouTube standard license”?

  • Is it illegal for me to share the Standard YouTube license video with my friends on Facebook?
    • It is perfectly all right to share YouTube licensed videos on Facebook or any social media because firstly, if sharing were prohibited, then probably there wouldn't have been a share button plugin. Moreover, by clicking share or copy-pasting the URL, you are just pointing to the video bearing its original author's name and URL. Hence, it's not illegal in any way.
  • Can media companies (such as TV show) feature my video without my permission?
    • Media companies are generally richly profitable organizations. Hence before using content, they need to seek legal permission from the original author of the video. This is especially the case when the owner of the video has used the standard license. It is then mandatory for the media house to take permission from the original video owner who had uploaded the video in the first place.
  • Can I use the videos marked as “YouTube standard license” for a non-profit video?
    • For a YouTube standard licensed video, there is a hard and fast legal rule. The original author may claim his work as he has been given certain rights to do so. For a non-profit video yet again you might need to convince him on the fact that you haven't been gaining anything from usage of his content. So it's still recommendable to seek permission initially.

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