A new video from the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) teaches the basics of copyright in just 7 minutes.  You can watch the video for free and without any kind of registration here

The video is very informative and clearly describes useful topics that every blogger and content producer should be aware of such as:

  • Permission
  • Fair use
  • Attribution
  • Public domain

However, it does leave out one aspect of copyright law that is important to bloggers and content producers — Creative Commons, which plays such a critical role in the social aspect of the web and the viral component of popular content. 

You can learn about Creative Commons and how it applies to sharing content here or by watching the video below.  Like the copyright video by the CCC, this video is under 7 minutes, but unlike the CCC video, this video has a Creative Commons license attached to it, so I can republish it and share it on the Newstex blog.