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You want to integrate images or audio and video clips into your own video on Pod.
Know that depending on the rights to the work you want to integrate, there are rules to follow.


First case: the work is under a free license

This means that the author has waived his rights and you can then use the work as you see fit (certified copy, modification, etc.) without the author's authorization or obligation to cite him.

Example: the Pexels and Pixabay sites list images and videos under free license. You can therefore re-use them without constraint.


Second case: the work has fallen into the public domain

From 70 years after the death of its author, copyright in a work ceases.

You can therefore use this work as if it were under a free license, except that you must cite its author.

Example: the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci is a work in the public domain because it disappeared in 1519, that is to say more than 70 years ago.


Third case: the work is published with a Creative Commons (CC) license

CC licenses offer rules for the distribution and reuse of digital works.

Four options are possible:

Creative Commons BY Logo Attribution (BY)
This default option requires you to credit the author.
Creative Commons BY Logo No commercial use (NC)
The work, modified or not, may not be used for profit.
Creative Commons BY Logo No modification (ND)
You can reuse the work but it cannot be modified.
Creative Commons BY Logo Sharing under the same conditions (SA)
If the work is integrated into a new creation, it must be published under the same CC license.

To create a CC license, simply associate the desired options.

Example: the license  BY-NC-ND license logostipulates that the work can be used identically (ND) for non-commercial purposes (NC) and that its author must be cited (BY).

Of course, you can always ask the author's permission, for example to be able to modify a work that does not normally allow it.


Fourth case: the work is subject to copyright

In theory, you should contact the copyright owner to reproduce or distribute the work.

However, some copyright exceptions, such as the short quotation exception or the educational exception, allow you to use part of the work without the author's permission. You should always cite the author and source of the work.

Example: for a course on cinema techniques, you cannot use the entire film Dunkirk (2017) in an educational video. You can, however, include short extracts if you quote the title of the film from which they come as well as its author.

The limits related to these exceptions (duration of audiovisual extracts, size of images, length of text, etc.) are defined in the copyright guide, which you can find in the references at the bottom of this page.


Fifth case: you do not know the regime under which the work is published

Usually, no copyright or CC licenses are clearly stated, but sometimes this is not the case. It is then safer to consider that the work is subject to copyright.