I must admit to feel silly for not knowing about this great video earlier! “A Shared Culture” was released by Creative Commons during their fund raising campaign in 2008 to spread the word about the organization’s mission and to explain how the Creative Commons licensing works in a simple & innovative way. This short video was created by a Jesse Dylan, the filmmaker behind the Emmy Award-winning “Yes We Can” – Barack Obama campaign video with rapper will.i.am.
In the video, some of the leading thinkers behind Creative Commons describe how the organization is helping “save the world from failed sharing” through free tools that enable creators to easily make their work available to the public for legal sharing and remix. Dylan puts the Creative Commons system into action by punctuating the interview footage with dozens of photos that have been offered to the public for use under CC licenses. Similarly, he used two CC-licensed instrumental pieces by Nine Inch Nails as the video’s soundtrack music. These tracks, “17 Ghosts II” and “21 Ghosts III,” come from the Nine Inch Nails album Ghosts I-IV, which was released earlier this year under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license. (See attribution details below.)
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