Are there any copyright issues associated with posting YouTube videos in hubs?

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  1. Spongy0llama profile image81
    Spongy0llamaposted 11 years ago

    Are there any copyright issues associated with posting YouTube videos in hubs?

    In short, is there any way to get in trouble for doing this if it is a video from a user other than yourself?

  2. tnvrstar profile image66
    tnvrstarposted 11 years ago

    No there should not be any problem because :

    1) The revenue from the ads inside the video goes to the owner of the video or Youtube. So we are actually helping them get more views and exposure.

    2) An author is not claiming the ownership of the video. A viewer can easily go to the original source by clicking the YouTube Logo.

    3) There is option to disable the embedding option. If a owner of the video does not want it to embed in any other source  , he/she can disable the embedding option. If they are not disabling the option that means they have no problem with it.

    1. sm825 profile image61
      sm825posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      You are right I have seen where an official YouTube representative said that if they do not want there videos embedded on other websites, that they should disable the ability for people to embed there videos.

    2. MarleneB profile image92
      MarleneBposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I think you are right, tnvrstar. When we share someone's video, we expand their reach and their opportunity to generate income. People have the option to disable embedding if they don't want their video embedded on someone else's website.

    3. JRGray profile image77
      JRGrayposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly. Wouldn't this be similar to linking to another person's site since that person gets all the revenue? The only thing I can think of on the other hand is embedding could be a little like the old trick of using frames to imply endorsement.

  3. Seeker7 profile image81
    Seeker7posted 11 years ago

    I asked this while doing the apprenticeship programme with Hub Pages and there isn't any issues.

  4. Learn Things Web profile image91
    Learn Things Webposted 11 years ago

    It would only be a problem if you uploaded a video you didn't own to Hubpages. This is why Pinterest is risky. Images actually get uploaded to the Pinterest site, so it's stealing. When you link to a video, it's streaming from Youtube and ads still run. So, from an owner's point of view, it's not much different from what happens when people view a video directly on Youtube. Plus, owners of Youtube videos can turn off embedding if they don't want their videos viewed outside of Youtube.

  5. PDXKaraokeGuy profile image84
    PDXKaraokeGuyposted 11 years ago

    Those who produce youtube videos, like myself, have the options to disable embedding, meaning the video an only be viewed on our channel if we do. However, since ad revenue from youtube videos goes to the poster of the video and not the person who embeds the video, it's actually foolhardy to disable embedding on a monetized video, as this decreases viewership and potential income. Unless the author explicitly forbids you from embedding or reposting the video, you should be good to go.

    if in doubt, contact the person who posted the video and get their permission, though this is not altogether necessary.

    1. Ericdierker profile image45
      Ericdierkerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Look for the copyright symbol. Embedding and re-posting and verbal permission do not mean squat.
      Here is what really matters: If you have an impact in what you publish and part of that impact and publication is someone else's copyrighted work. Wrong!

    2. PDXKaraokeGuy profile image84
      PDXKaraokeGuyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Erik, you obviously have no understanding of how Youtube works. I have videos on youtube and, when someone embeds it into their own site, I earn the same revenue as when someone views it on youtube.

    3. Ericdierker profile image45
      Ericdierkerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      PDXK, Where did you get your law degree, or business degree. Where did you come up with these property right conclusions?

    4. Learn Things Web profile image91
      Learn Things Webposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it's not copyright infringement in a case between Flava Works and "as long as the visitor makes no copy of the copyrighted video that he is watching, he is not violating the copyright"

  6. Neinahpets profile image81
    Neinahpetsposted 11 years ago

    This is something I have checked into as well because I have a couple videos up on my hubs as well.  As far as I've seen it's perfectly fine because you are not claiming ownership and it is a link back to the Youtube video itself - which makes it as if you are just providing a link and the video itself is the preview.

  7. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image86
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 11 years ago

    Yes, there can definitely be consequences from using the videos from You Tube.  Read their legal warnings.  It is so complicated that I stopped using those videos and removed those I had already put into my hubs.  It would seem a simple thing, but it is not, and my thinking is "better safe than sorry".  It's too bad, because videos really enhance hubs!


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