Guidelines for ItsOurStory.org, ItsOurStoryProject YouTube Channel, and It’s Our Story Blog Usage Policies
Are “ItsOurStory.org” videos’ copyrighted?
ItsOurStory.org clips are distributed under a Creative Commons (CC) license. This doesn't replace copyright -- which remains undivided with IOS, LLC -- but it makes the terms more flexible.
Anyone is free to download the videos from ItsOurStory.org, our YouTube Channel, and Blog; share them with friends; republish or embed them on their website or blog. But this use must be made within the terms of the CC license "Attribution -- NonCommercial -- NonDerivative."
This Creative Commons license allows you to reproduce, distribute, display or perform publicly the ItsOurStory.org videos as long as you follow these guidelines:
Can I repost or republish ItsOurStory.org videos’ on my site or blog?
We encourage you to share ItsOurStory.org videos widely -- as long as you comply with the terms of the Creative Commons license outlined above (See: "Are ItsOurStory.org videos’ copyrighted?") and add a visible link back to ItsOurStory.org
Can I project ItsOurStory.org videos to a group of people?
As long as you comply with the terms of the Creative Commons license outlined above (See: "Are ItsOurStory.org videos’ copyrighted?"). In fact, we encourage you to find creative ways to share ItsOurStory.org videos with your friends, family, students, colleagues, and communities.
Can I show ItsOurStory.org videos’ during my conference?
As long as you comply with the terms of the Creative Commons license outlined above (See: "Are ItsOurStory.org videos copyrighted?"). In particular, the talks must be shown unedited, including the IOS visuals, those of the IOS sponsor, as well as the copyright information, and only within the scope of a non-commercial event. If you wish to use ItsOurStory.org videos’ in a commercial context, please contact us with a motivated request for permission.
Can I use ItsOurStory.org videos in my classroom?
As long as you comply with the terms of the Creative Commons license outlined above (See: "Are It’sOurStory.org copyrighted?"). We know of a number of teachers that use IOS to stimulate discussions with their students or to complement course materials, and encourage you to do so as well.
Can I re-edit and remix ItsOurStory.org videos’?
Our Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license (See: "Are It’sOurStory.org videos’ copyrighted?"). clearly states that "derivative works" of any kind (edits, cuts, re-mixes, mashups, etc) are not allowed without express written permission.
If you discover edited or modified versions of ItsOurStory.org videos distributed online or used elsewhere, be aware that this is illegal and please inform us.
We are developing an open source program for advocates, students, online artists, and future filmmakers to hone their craft. Stay tuned for these exciting opportunities of making our voice truly free.
Documentary filmmakers can use excerpts of ItsOurStory.org videos’ within their films, provided the speaker and It’sOurStory.org agrees. IOS must secure permission from each individual speaker for any use not produced by IOS.
In order for us to approach the speaker with the request, you must provide TED with a brief from the filmmaker on the intended use of the footage, the film's perspective/point of view, and distribution plan. We also like to see brief bios on the creative team (producer, director, etc).
If the speaker agrees, we will provide the filmmaker with footage on a data DVD in one of our standard formats (any needed conversion will be the filmmakers' responsibility). Depending on the particular video, footage will be delivered in one of the following formats: DVCAM NTSC We do not deliver footage on tape.
The footage must be accompanied by an on-screen credit (generally a lower-third) referencing www.ItsOurStory.org. We prefer the language "Full talk available at www.It’sOurStory.org"
Media Request Tipsheet Image Requests
Image requests must be accompanied by the following information:
Name of publication/outlet
Name of requested image
Preferred file format
Deadline for receipt of image
Image requests should be directed to Scott Cooper at email@example.com
A photo credit will be provided when the image is delivered. This credit must run in full.