Our videos publicly released on YouTube and Wikimedia are licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 4.0 license. In order to use and share our videos, you need to abide by the attribution guidelines. This article by Creative Commons explains how to best attribute us in the video.

Videos found on Osmosis.org are copyrighted with all rights reserved and cannot be used without explicit permission from Osmosis.

Embedding Our Video

The easiest way to provide us attribution is to link or embed to our YouTube video in your module / social media post. Everything is done automatically then.

Uploading to Your Own Video Platform

We've made uploading our video to your own video platform fairly easy thanks to our front bumper (first 2 seconds of the video) and the back bumper (the last 20 seconds). These bumpers have to be included in our videos, as they provide attribution to not only us, but also the authors of the Creative Commons material we used in our own videos. The same is true for the copyrighted material we use in our videos that we've been granted permission to use. Not including the bumpers breaks all of these licenses, creating multiple counts of copyright infringement. In summary you must include:

  • Title of the work
  • The author with a link to the author's profile (whether that be our website or YouTube page)
  • The source (with a link) of where you found the video (our YouTube video)
  • The license the video is under (CC-BY-SA-4.0) with a link to the Creative Commons license.

Here's an example of what that would look like:

Attribution: Appendicitis by Osmosis is licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0

Often people include this attribution information in the caption of the video thumbnail found on their website.

Use in Print

Attributing our content in print (such a physical books, magazines, and printed articles) is very similar to our guidelines for uploading to your own platform (see above). The key difference is rather than adding hyperlinks, you will need to write out the full link.

Here's an example of what that would look like:

Attribution: Appendicitis (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9amif1DQMc) by Osmosis (http://open.osmosis.org/) is licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/)

Using Images From Our Videos

You're welcome to take screenshots of images from our videos and use them in your own content, such as presentation slides. Please follow the same guidelines outlined in the section above titled "Uploading to Your Own Video Platform."

Uploading to Social Media

To use our videos on social media, you must link to our YouTube video instead of uploading directly to Facebook or Twitter as the Terms of Service for these social media companies break Creative Commons licenses.

Modifying Our Content

If you want to modify our content, our Creative Commons license requires you to indicate that your content is a derivative of our content. For example, suppose you want to add additional information to our video. You can do this by using the phrase this work, "title of your work", is a derivative of in your Attribution.

For example:

Attribution: This work, "Appendicitis", is a derivative of Appendicitis by Osmosis is licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0

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