I have been thinking about mirroring some YouTube videos licensed under creative commons onto PeerTube instances,. My goal is to hopefully reduce the need to use YouTube for some YouTube channels.
There is actually a lot of good content under creative commons on YouTube. MinuteEarth is one example off the top of my head. Some universities (like UBC in Canada) also release some of their course material under such a license.
I’m pretty sure it would be perfectly legal and ethical since creative commons definitely allows redistribution, and since PeerTube channels make no ad revenue, even mirroring of non-commercial (NC) content would be okay. I’m not a lawyer and this isn’t legal advice though, and please correct me if I’m wrong on any of this.
What are your thoughts? Is this something I should look into doing?
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