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Newsreel heaven! British Pathé post 90,000 Historical Films on YouTube

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It’s almost #toogoodtobetrue The week, British Pathé, turned its archive of more than 90,000 historical films (or 3500 hours) over to YouTube.  This rich collection of captioned newsreels and documentaries spans the 1890s through the early years of the 21st century.  With coverage ranging from fashion to warfare and sport to travel it should be [...]

YouTube’s CC options for users and creators

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Somehow I missed this.  I’ve focused on sharing the wealth of Creative Commons image and music resources with my students, but missed the video piece. This past week, YouTube marked the first anniversary of its Creative Commons video library.  Over the year, YouTube has made more than 4 million royalty-free videos available to content creators, [...]

YouTube introduces face blurring technology

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The revolution is being televised.  All of them. A new Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism shared in its Journalism.org, described data that reveal that a complex, symbiotic relationship has developed between citizens and news organizations on YouTube, a relationship that comes close to the continuous journalistic “dialogue” many observers predicted would become [...]

Finding the right moment (and many more YouTube tricks)

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YouTube is the largest video repository known to (wo)man. The global looking glass has changed the way we view and share news, culture, politics, our world.  It’s changed the way we learn, both formally and informally. Sometimes we don’t manage this monster of content as powerfully as we might.  Though there are many others, here [...]

YouTube launches Copyright School

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YouTube recently posted a video and short quiz designed to help young people better understand use of intellectual property relating to reposting and remixing. In the video, young pirate Russell copies a music video on his cell phone and posts in on YouTube.  He is warned that he could loose his booty and get banned [...]