First Academy Award winning film released under a Creative Commons license
Yesterday Interplast announced that "A Story of Healing," has been re-released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommerical-No Derivatives license (by-nc-nd) and is available for free online. This is the first time that an Academy Award ® winning film has been licensed under any Creative Commons license. To embed the video in your blog or website, please go to the file's page on Blip and click on "Share."
We hope that by publishing our media under a Creative Commons license we can encourage people to spread the word about Interplast's work educating and empowering plastic surgeons in developing countries to provide free surgery to poor children.
We hope that other nonprofits see the benefit of distributing their photos and videos via the Internet under any of the Creative Commons licenses so that the public can more easily share info about change-makers worldwide.
All NGOs have tons of photos and videos about their organization. By choosing a less restrictive license than "all rights reserved", supporters and potential supporters can have more tools in their toolkit to become ambassadors for your cause.
If any of you have any questions about licensing in a nonprofit context (or anything else), feel free to get in touch with me. Speaking as Seth the human rather than as Seth the Interplast employee, I really want the nonprofit sector to communicate more effectively, and I believe that media licensing is one small step along that path. I'd be happy to discuss some of our internal conversations offline.
More info about A Story of Healing can be found on the Interplast website or blog. And if you enjoy this newly-free (it used to be sold through Amazon) movie or feel compelled by Interplast's work, then please donate to us so we can continue and expand our work.