FounderLY usage policies
Is FounderLY copyrighted?
Yes. All content on FounderLY is distributed under a Creative Commons (CC) license. This doesn’t replace copyright — but it makes the terms more flexible. Anyone is free to download the videos from FounderLY.com; share them with friends; republish or embed them on their website or blog. But this use must be made within the terms of the CC license “Attribution — NonCommercial — NonDerivative.”
This Creative Commons license allows you to reproduce, distribute, display or perform publicly the FounderLY content as long as you follow these guidelines:
Attribution: you reference explicitly FounderLY as the original source of the materials, and FounderLY’s logos and visuals as well as those of the FounderLY sponsors remain untouched and unedited.
NonCommercial: You can’t use FounderLY (or any parts of them) for commercial purposes
NonDerivative: You cannot alter the videos in any way (edit, remix, cut, etc).
These conditions can be modified only by explicit permission of the copyright holder (FounderLY). The complete text of the license can be seen on the Creative Commons (CC) license.
Can I repost or republish FounderLY content on my site or blog?
Yes, we encourage you to share FounderLY videos widely — as long as you comply with the terms of the Creative Commons license outlined above (See: “Is FounderLY copyrighted?”) and add a visible link back to FounderLY.com.
Can I project FounderLY to a group of people?
Yes, as long as you comply with the terms of the Creative Commons license outlined above (See: “Is FounderLY copyrighted?”). In fact, we encourage you to find creative ways to share FounderLY with your friends, family, students, colleagues, and communities.
Can I show FounderLY during my conference?
Yes, as long as you comply with the terms of the Creative Commons license outlined above (See: “Is FounderLY copyrighted?”). In particular, the talks must be shown unedited, including the FounderLY visuals, those of the partner conferences, and those of the FounderLY sponsor, as well as the copyright information, and only within the scope of a non-commercial event. If you wish to use FounderLY in a commercial context, please contact us with a motivated request for permission.
Can I use FounderLY in my classroom?
Yes, as long as you comply with the terms of the Creative Commons license outlined above (See: “Is FounderLY copyrighted?”). We know of a number of teachers that use FounderLY to stimulate discussions with their students or to complement course materials, and encourage you to do so as well.
Can I re-edit and remix FounderLY videos?
No. Our Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license (See: “Is FounderLY copyrighted?”) clearly states that “derivative works” of any kind (edits, cuts, re-mixes, mashups, etc) are not allowed. If you discover edited or modified versions of FounderLY distributed online or used elsewhere, be aware that this is illegal and please inform us.
Use on TV programs
FounderLY Open TV Project allows broadcasters worldwide to air FounderLY for free, provided they follow basic guidelines (no editing, interrupting or showing commercials during the stories). Licensed broadcasters will have permission not only to air the stories, but also create programs around them — for example, using local hosts to introduce or wrap up the stories. It’s truly open-source TV. The beta version of this program is closed; watch for more news in 2012.
Documentary filmmakers can use excerpts of FounderLY stories within their films, provided the speaker agrees. FounderLY must secure permission from each individual founder for any use not produced by FounderLY.
In order for us to approach the founder with the request, you must provide FounderLY with a brief from the filmmaker on the intended use of the footage, the film’s perspective/point of view, and distribution plan. We also like to see brief bios on the creative team (producer, director, etc).
If the founder agrees, we will provide the filmmaker with footage data in one of our standard formats (any needed conversion will be the filmmakers’ responsibility). Depending on the particular conference, footage will be delivered in one of the following formats: www.Dropbox.com, We do not deliver footage on tape or DVD.
No licensing fees are charged, but the footage must be accompanied by an on-screen credit (generally a lower-third) referencing FounderLY.com. We prefer the language “Full founder story available at FounderLY.com”
Media request tipsheet
Image requests must be accompanied by the following information:
Name of publication/outlet
Name of requested image
Preferred file format
Deadline for receipt of image
Image requests should be directed to [email protected]
A photo credit will be provided when the image is delivered. This credit must run in full.
Requests for interviews should be directed to [email protected] Your email should include the following information:
Name of publication/outlet
Brief background on your interview request
Proposed publication date
All other press requests should include the information outlined above and be directed to [email protected]