The BBC has released the first TV clips from its archive onto the internet for people to "rip, mix and share".
Almost 100 clips, from shows such as Walking With Beasts and Tomorrow's World, are for the UK public to use for free in their own creative works.
The BBC hopes to foster innovation by letting anyone re-use its material for personal and educational purposes under the Creative Archive Licence.
The Creative Archive Licence is heavily inspired by the Creative
Commons Licences. However, public service organisations within the UK
have additional requirements that need to be reflected in the terms
under which they licence content. The two most obvious of these are the
UK-only requirement and the No Endorsement requirement. In addition,
the Creative Archive Licence seeks to protect the Licensor's moral
right of integrity, that is, the right not to have a work treated in a
derogatory or objectionable way.