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Use of youtube videos?

  1. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    I've noticed that a lot of hubs display third-party youtube videos. What's the copyright deal with youtube? I've searched the net for answers but have found conflicting reports. Most say that if the embed code is on the video, it's fair game. Is this true? I don't want to get into any trouble!

    1. Marisa Wright profile image99
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's not a question of "fair game". 

      You breach copyright if you copy a photo or video without having permission.  When you embed a video, you're not copying - you're creating a link to the original video.  So it's fine.

  2. steffer profile image60
    stefferposted 8 years ago

    i guess it's ok to place those, since the're on youtube, they are shared among the masses, so why not.

    If a shared link is included, you're free to use it.

  3. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, Steffer.

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      artspeckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I use mostly my own videos in all of my hubs, and would love it if anyone copied the code to use in their hubs,I don't think they will be infringing my copyright at all.

  4. sabrebIade profile image60
    sabrebIadeposted 8 years ago

    If they don't want the video distributed, they put embedding disabled.
    Otherwise, it's free publicity for them.
    I've had several YouTube posters e-mail me and thank me for posting their vids on blogs and Hubs.

  5. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, Marisa!