License information for Nature Stock Videos

License information for the footage that you can download for free from the Nature Stock Videos website. All of the videos fall under the Creative Commons Zero license, here you can read more about what the CC0 license means and what you are allowed to do with the stock footage downloaded from this website

Every video on this website falls under the Creative Commons Zero license, shortened name CC0. This is the “no copyright reserved” option in the Creative Commons toolkit, it effectively means relinquishing all copyright and similar rights that you hold in a work and dedicating those rights to the public domain. This means you are free to use the videos for anything you want, for both private and commercial use. For example, you can use this footage on websites, advertising campaigns, social media accounts, movies, video sharing sites like YouTube, and anything else you want. You may however not take these videos and try to sell them on stock footage sites as your own, edited or unedited, or use them as content on competing free stock footage websites like this one. Other than that, you are free to do with them as you want, you do not need to give attribution to Nature Stock Videos or anything either, even thou it is very appreciated. Below are some Frequently Asked Questions from the Creative Commons Wiki regarding the CC0 license, in case you want to read more about it

What is the CC0 license?

Copyright and other laws throughout the world automatically extend copyright protection to works of authorship and databases, whether the author or creator wants those rights or not. CC0 gives those who want to give up those rights a way to do so, to the fullest extent allowed by law. Once the creator or a subsequent owner of a work applies CC0 to a work, the work is no longer his or hers in any meaningful sense under copyright law. Anyone can then use the work in any way and for any purpose, including commercial purposes, subject to other laws and the rights others may have in the work or how the work is used. Think of CC0 as the “no rights reserved” option. CC0 is a useful tool for clarifying that you do not claim copyright in a work anywhere in the world. Because copyright laws differ by jurisdiction, you might be granted an automatic copyright in jurisdictions that you may not be aware of. By using CC0, you signal to the public that you relinquish any such rights.

How does the CC0 work?

A person using CC0 (called the “affirmer” in the legal code) dedicates a work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her copyright and neighboring and related rights, if any, in a work, to the fullest extent permitted by law. If the waiver isn’t effective for any reason, then CC0 acts as a license from the affirmer granting the public an unconditional, irrevocable, non exclusive, royalty free license to use the work for any purpose

Do CC0 require attribution?

No, and that’s a big difference between CC0 and our licenses. Unlike our licenses, there are no conditions contained in CC0. Just like anything in the public domain, it will be possible for others to use or adapt it however they wish without attribution. However, this does not mean that you cannot request attribution in accordance with community or professional norms and standards. When you choose CC0, requests for attribution are not binding through legal requirements (i.e., as a condition of a copyright license) but can be based on ethical and professional norms, such as those that apply to scholarship and science. These norms can be well articulated, widely held, and self-policing, as is the case with citation standards in the academic community (which are based on ethics and professional reputation, not legal conditions). However, in some instances, as with new technologies or emerging disciplines, the exact implementation of these norms in a particular context requires further consensus-building and articulation

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