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Ourmedia turns 2.0

Ourmedia 2.0 siteOurmedia, a site where citizen-media types — especially podcasters and video producers — can upload and discuss their work, has launched a 2.0 version of the site. The page is much clearer in its aims than before, with a clean design and many tools for citizen media creators.

Ourmedia is an alternative to YouTube, and other sites offering similar uploading and display capability, with a key difference. The default copyright license is a Creative Commons license, which reserves some but not all control for the copyright holder. This encourages spreading of good work in ways that honor copyright but don’t abuse it.

(Note: JD Lasica, director and co-founder of Ourmedia, is an advisor to this center and was project leader on our Principles of Citizen Journalism project. I’m also on the Ourmedia board of advisors.)

2 Comments on “Ourmedia turns 2.0”

  1. #1 Jon Garfunkel
    on Apr 30th, 2007 at 6:30 pm

    Granted that part of the reason that YouTube shot past OurMedia in 2005 was that the execs were very slow to take down copyright-violating content… And YouTube is also able to put its logo over the original broadcaster’s sometimes, like in the case of C-SPAN.

    It’s sort of like saying that Whole Foods 365-brand cola is the natural-sugar, organic-based alternative to Coca-Cola. But the market seems to prefer mass marketing.

  2. #2 Notes from a Teacher: Mark on Media » Wrapping up
    on May 13th, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    […] Ourmedia turns 2.0. The site has been redesigned and it’s not just cleaner, it makes the great content easier to find. I really need to spend more time there. […]