August 4, 2021

Awesome! Film Archives: AP and British Movietone Make Nearly 17,000 Hours of Historical Footage Available on YouTube

The entire Associated Press film archive and much more is now available on YouTube. Wow! From the Associated Press: The Associated Press and British Movietone, one of the world’s most comprehensive newsreel archives, are together bringing more than 1 million minutes of digitized film footage to YouTube. Showcasing the moments, people and events that shape […]

Original Content: University of California and YouTube Partnering to Launch UCTV Prime

From a UC News Release: On March 1, University of California Television (UCTV) will launch a new YouTube original channel, UCTV Prime, the first university-run channel to be included among YouTube’s new production partnerships with recognizable brands like the Wall Street Journal, Madonna and TED. Each week, UCTV Prime will debut 15 minutes of fresh […]

Fast Facts: Lists & Rankings: The Most Popular Channels on YouTube

From AdAge: According to ComScore, which will start publishing data on YouTube’s channel partners tomorrow, 40% of YouTube’s audience clicked over in July to watch music videos, more than any other category. Vevo accounted for 38% of YouTube’s entire monthly viewers, easily the most-watched channel within the video-sharing site, and second-place Warner Music accounted for […]

YouTube Adds Access to a Library of Video Content With Creative Commons (CC-BY) Licensing

A growing collection (about 10,000 videos at the moment) CC licensed video (CC BY to be specific) is now available by accessing the YouTube Video Editor. From the YouTube Blog: You can now access an ever-expanding library of Creative Commons videos to edit and incorporate into your own projects. To find a video, just search […]

Cinema: "Soviet Film Classics Find New Life on YouTube" (Free)

From AFP (via The Straits Times): The Moscow film company behind some of the greatest classics of Soviet cinema on Wednesday said it had agreed to make dozens of its best-known movies freely available on YouTube. The agreement between Mosfilm and YouTube means that an initial batch of 50 films that still have legendary status […]

ARL: "YouTube Flunks Out with “Copyright School”

From a Post on the ARL Policy Notes Blog by Brandon Butler, Director of Public Policy Initiatives at ARL Yesterday YouTube released a video called “Copyright School” and announced a new notice and takedown policy that includes requiring accused infringers to watch the video in order to reactivate their suspended accounts. While some aspects of […]