In episode 112 of Semantic Mastery’s weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if it is okay to place your logo on top of the creator’s logo for videos with Creative Commons (CC) license in YouTube.
The exact question was:
Hey guys, hope you are enjoying the holidays… This is a question about the Local Kingpin video about using Creative Commons videos for your YouTube channel…
I understand these videos are free to use and modify, but I noticed that some of the CC videos look very professional had their company logo in the lower corner of the video. I may be wrong, but I remember Bradley saying in one the training videos that you can put your logo in front of the old logo from branding purposes. But I just wanted confirmation – it OK to place your logo in front of theirs?
I’m just thinking to myself why the original creator would put there logo there in the first place, and, it seems entirely possible to me that some may do this to discourage anyone else from stealing and re-branding the videos. Could some of the CC videos been marked as CC by accident?