By Dr. Eduardo Mayorga.
When looking for videos to train our residents, YouTube becomes a great source for them. The videos can be watched on line during a class or you can send the residents a link for them to comment on the video or part of it. On occasion and for different reasons, you may want to have the video or part of it on your hard drive so, is there an easy way to do this? Are we allowed to do it? Let’s answer each question at a time.
There are at least 2 ways to get permission: the first and faster is to look for the type of license the owner has assigned to the video. If it’s a Creative Commons Licence, you may reuse and edit the video as far as you acknowledge the authorship to the real creator. The other way to get permission is to write to the owner of the rights. You can read more on Creative Commons Licences clicking here.