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helpful tip for Internet Archive.org

Apoxode
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permalink   Fri, Dec 14, 2018 @ 11:32 AM
The Internet Archive is an invaluable resource for music and different audio sources for your remixes. However, a regular search will bring up copyrighted material, usually without telling you! I have recently discovered a way to search for audio covered by Creative Commons licenses.

To search for a subject that is clearly covered by Creative Commons, put this in the search field first:

/metadata/licenseurl:(“http ://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/3.0/”)

or

/metadata/licenseurl:(“http ://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/4.0/”)

(Do not use spaces — they are added here to display the info properly)



You can also search for material that is designated for non-commercial use:

/metadata/licenseurl:(“http ://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by-nc/3.0/”)

or

/metadata/licenseurl:(“http ://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/4.0/”)

(Do not use spaces — they are added here to display the info properly)



To search by licenses other than CC-BY and CC-BY-NC which can be used in your stems and remixes, all you have to do is change the part after http ://creativecommons.org/licenses/ …

by-sa/3.0/
by-sa/4.0/
by-nc-sa/3.0/
by-nc-sa/4.0/
publicdomain/

Note: It is necessary to include a slash (“/”) after the license type, just before the end-quote. Otherwise, your search will not yield anything.

To learn more about the differences of all the licenses, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/
SoboSystem
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permalink   Wed, Jan 2, 2019 @ 3:21 PM
Quote: ApoxodeThe Internet Archive is an invaluable resource for music and different audio sources for your remixes. However, a regular search will bring up copyrighted material, usually without telling you! I have recently discovered a way to search for audio covered by Creative Commons licenses.

To search for a subject that is clearly covered by Creative Commons, put this in the search field first:

/metadata/licenseurl:(“http ://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/3.0/”)

or

/metadata/licenseurl:(“http ://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/4.0/”)

(Do not use spaces — they are added here to display the info properly)



You can also search for material that is designated for non-commercial use:

/metadata/licenseurl:(“http ://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by-nc/3.0/”)

or

/metadata/licenseurl:(“http ://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/4.0/”)

(Do not use spaces — they are added here to display the info properly)



To search by licenses other than CC-BY and CC-BY-NC which can be used in your stems and remixes, all you have to do is change the part after http ://creativecommons.org/licenses/ …

by-sa/3.0/
by-sa/4.0/
by-nc-sa/3.0/
by-nc-sa/4.0/
publicdomain/

Note: It is necessary to include a slash (“/”) after the license type, just before the end-quote. Otherwise, your search will not yield anything.

To learn more about the differences of all the licenses, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/


Thanks! This is helpful. I am always leery about archive.org because people upload full albums of stuff and just slap any old license on it.
 
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permalink   Apoxode Thu, Jan 3, 2019 @ 4:05 AM
Quote: SoboSystem
Thanks! This is helpful. I am always leery about archive.org because people upload full albums of stuff and just slap any old license on it.

I understand what you mean — we have to use our best judgement. It seems that the more effort someone puts into detailing their upload, the more likely it is to be legit. Which makes it especially important to put in all the citation stuff into our upload descriptions.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Tue, Jan 8, 2019 @ 6:07 AM
Good call on your part to exercise caution. On a related note, just because something has a CC license doesn’t automatically mean the uploader has the rights to upload it under a CC license. I think other additional “clues” are needed, e.g. is there a link back to sources; more information about the uploader; what other uploads by the same uploader; cross-checking against Google results to see if there are similar items. I don’t always do this. Depends on how certain I wish to be.