jump to last post 1-6 of 6 discussions (6 posts)

Can a hubber get in trouble for copyright infringement by embedding videos in a

  1. droj profile image76
    drojposted 6 years ago

    Can a hubber get in trouble for copyright infringement by embedding videos in a hub?

    I see a lot of embedded videos in hubs, and I would like to do the same. But I've seen comments from folks that imply that if a video was placed on YouTube without permission, which many of them are, then embedding it in a hub could be considered copyright infringement. I don't really believe it's true, and I'd be surprised if HubPages made it so easy to do if it were true, but I'm lot a lawyer.  Has anyone looked into this and found the real answer, once and for all?

  2. tlmcgaa70 profile image76
    tlmcgaa70posted 6 years ago

    i think it all depends on the videos...have you ever noticed sometimes you will go to click on a video in someones hub and it will say "this video is private, please go to youtube to view it"...we are ok using videos from youtube i think because they sort of have built in protection...if that makes sense...

  3. frle profile image72
    frleposted 6 years ago

    If the video on Youtube (or any other site) has the embed option available and video does not violeting copyright infrigment then it is fair game. Embedded videos are labeled CC by default, so link to source or author should be provided. And as long as Youtube player is visible, there is one. It's like embedding CC images with author's link.

  4. Cardisa profile image92
    Cardisaposted 6 years ago

    YouTube belongs to Google and I think it's okay to use them. I don't think there is any infringement using the videos there. But just in case you could ask the team directly.

  5. whoisbid profile image74
    whoisbidposted 6 years ago

    As long as the video is able to embed you can do whatever you want. Youtube does not really properly inform it's users about this in my opinion (they don't make a big enough point about it) so millions of people can profit by getting higher ranks in the SERPS by simply embedding videos and writing about them using unique text.
    The people who did all the original stuff sometimes don't know that they are making a ton of money from others who use their work. Poor guys huh? The same goes for a search engine. There is nothing original about the snippets you see on the search engine results as they are part of a scraper program that copies other people's content to make billions of dollars for people like Google.
    Of course you can put a script on your site to stop Google copying your text but who wants to do that since everyone is already there. Well done Google!

  6. terrektwo profile image83
    terrektwoposted 6 years ago

    Possibly if the company complained to hubpages however most likely even if the infringed saw it on hubpages they would realize the video itself is on youtube and thus would contact google.