How to apply a CC licence when sharing content online (Media Hopper/YouTube/Flickr/+)

A number of familiar platforms have already enabled ways for you add and display Creative Commons (CC) licences to your work.

When you apply a CC licence using the platform widgets, or by selecting a licence from the Creative Commons License Chooser, HTML is applied (or provided to place in your page). That HTML contains metadata which allows software to understand that you’ve applied a license to your work.

Media Hopper Create and CC Licences

The University of Edinburgh has its own media platform, Media Hopper Create. Here staff and students can create, upload, and share media here both internally or open to the public.

Media Hopper includes the option to apply any of the Creative Commons licences, and to allow downloading of the media for re-use.The video below explains the different licensing options available when uploading content onto Media Hopper Create.

Once you’ve decided which licence statement you’d like to apply to your content, this video provides a quick and easy explanation of how to apply that licence to your work on the Media Hopper Create platform.

CC licences on web publishing and media sharing platforms

Click through to the below pages for guidance on how to apply a CC licence on some of the more recognised video, image, blog, and presentation platforms.


Visit the Creative Commons Wiki for publishing information on more platforms.