Internet Archive/Publish

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You can quickly and easily publish your audio and video files to the Internet Archive by visiting, which includes a license selection step.

For large files (>500MB), you may wish to use our CC Publisher application. CC Publisher is a tool that does two things: it will help you tag your audio files with information about your license and it allows you to upload Creative Commons-licensed audio and video works to the Internet Archive for free hosting.

CC Publisher is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems. Download links and installation instructions can be found on the CC Publisher page.

Using CC Publisher

File:1-ccpublisher.gif Step one: Dragging your songs into CC Publisher

Start the CC Publisher application and hit Next on the introductory screen. The process starts by adding your files to be tagged/uploaded. You can use the browse function to find the files, or simply drag and drop as many files that you would like to license (all with the same license) and upload (all into the same collection at Internet Archive).

Step two: Adding information about your works

The next screen will ask for information about your recording or video, which will help others find it at the archive and build up the metadata in your audio files.

Step three: Choose your license

CC Publisher lets you choose one of several license types and the options for each.

Step four: Logging into the Internet Archive

To upload your works to the Internet Archive, you'll need an account there to associate your files with. If you don't have an account there, there is a handy button within CC Publisher that will launch a web browser and allow you to join it.

Step five: Start your upload to the Archive

The final step is to upload your works to the Internet Archive. Depending on your connection and the size of files you are uploading, this step can take anywhere from a few seconds to several hours.

Step six: All done!

When your upload is complete, the Publisher application will furnish you with a URL that should be live within 24 hours at the Archive.