Non-profit video sharing sites

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There are a number of non-profit video sharing spaces focussed on social justice, environmental or human rights issues.

Archive.org

Archive.org contains thousands of digital movies which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to videos of every genre uploaded by Archive.org users. All of these movies are available for download, often in very high resolution, and are freely licensed, as such it's also a great place to find footage for use in production.

Archive.org doesn't focus specifically on social change issues but it is a key space used by many advocates and free culture enthusiasts.

  • Time Limit: no
  • File Size Limit: none
  • Videos Embeddable: no
  • Mobile Phone Uploads: no
  • Non-Flash Video Formats: yes
  • Videos Downloadable: yes
  • Open Content Licensing: yes, Creative Commons or Public Domain
  • RSS 2.0 with Enclosures: no
  • RSS 2.0 Search Feeds: no
  • Region and/or Issue Based: no

EngageMedia

EngageMedia is a non-profit collective providing media tools to activists, campaigners, communities and citizen journalists. You can upload and view video about social justice and environmental issues The primary focus is on the Asia-Pacific but video from other places is also welcome. EngageMedia aims to create an online archive of independent video productions using open content licenses and form a peer network of video makers, educators and screening organisations. Materials are mostly English with some Asian languages. 

  • Time Limit: no
  • File Size Limit: 300MB
  • Videos Embeddable: yes
  • Mobile Phone Uploads: no
  • Non-Flash Video Formats: yes
  • Videos Downloadable: yes
  • Open Content Licensing: yes
  • RSS 2.0 with Enclosures: [yes]
  • RSS 2.0 Search Feeds: yes, no enclosures
  • Region and/or Issue Based: yes (Asia-Pacific, Social Justice and Environment)

The Hub, WITNESS Human Rights Video

The WITNESS Hub is an online video community for human rights where you can upload, watch and share videos and take action to help end human rights abuses. It is a free service designed to serve, connect and mobilize individuals, groups and organizations working to protect and promote human rights worldwide. WITNESS also offers trainings, support and resources, RSS feeds and a large and growing archive. WITNESS is a nonprofit that uses video and online technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. It empowers people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change. In English, French and Spanish.

  • Time Limit: no
  • File Size Limit: 100MB
  • Videos Embeddable: yes
  • Mobile Phone Uploads: yes
  • Non-Flash Video Formats: no
  • Videos Downloadable: yes
  • Open Content Licensing: yes
  • RSS 2.0 with Enclosures: coming
  • RSS 2.0 Search Feeds: yes
  • Region and/or Issue Based: Global, Human Rights

Estudiolivre

Estúdio Livre is a collaborative environment focused on the production and distribution of media created independently with free software. Estudio Livre allows any user to create a live audio or video streaming channel.

  • Time Limit: no
  • File Size Limit: 200MB
  • Videos Embeddable: no
  • Mobile Phone Uploads: no
  • Non-Flash Video Formats: yes
  • Videos Downloadable: yes
  • Open Content Licensing: yes
  • RSS 2.0 with Enclosures: [yes]
  • RSS 2.0 Search Feeds: yes
  • Region and/or Issue Based: (Brazil, Activism and Free Software)
  • Commercial or Non-commercial: non-commercial

Politube

Politube is a video and audio sharing website that distributes media from independent media outlets and activists on politics, society and the environment. In English. 

  • Time Limit: no
  • Project area:
  • File Size Limit: 200MB
  • Videos Embeddable: yes
  • Mobile Phone Uploads: no
  • Non-Flash Video Formats: yes
  • Videos Downloadable: yes
  • Open Content Licensing: yes
  • RSS 2.0 with Enclosures: yes
  • RSS 2.0 Search Feeds: no
  • Region and/or Issue Based: World Politics

World Social Forum TV

World Social Forum TV offers hosting for material relevant to global social movements.

  • Time Limit: no
  • Project area:
  • File Size Limit: 250-300mb
  • Videos Embeddable: yes
  • Mobile Phone Uploads: no
  • Non-Flash Video Formats: yes
  • Videos Downloadable: yes
  • Open Content Licensing: yes
  • RSS 2.0 with Enclosures: yes
  • RSS 2.0 Search Feeds: yes, no enclosures
  • Region and/or Issue Based: social movements

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