Do You Need Permission To Embed?

by Stu48
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Hello Warriors,

So, I've started curating several different types of media on my new website. I am mostly using YouTube videos via the embed feature.

Now, I've searched through Google and have found conflicting opinions. I'm not sure if embedding can be considered copyright. Now, apparently Twitter embeds are considered copyright infringement.

Yes, according to the YouTube TOS, channel owners basically give permission to embed by simply enabling the embed feature.

I've also been on a few 'lawyer' websites and they obviously say that anything someone creates in copyright and you should get permission.

I've started asking channel owners for permission and about 95% are ok with embedding (yes...a few have said they prefer that commercial sites not embed their videos). The only problem with this method is that it's time consuming and it puts me at a bit of a disadvantage to other publishers who embed whatever they want.

Any thoughts?
#embed #permission
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    The publisher decides whether to allow embedding or not in the video manager. If you can embed it, it's allowed.

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  • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
    Originally Posted by Stu48 View Post

    Yes, according to the YouTube TOS, channel owners basically give permission to embed by simply enabling the embed feature.
    As Brent said...
    you answered your own question.

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  • Profile picture of the author Stu48
    I guess this sums it up...

    You also hereby grant each user of the Service a non-exclusive license to access your Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such Content as permitted through the functionality of the Service and under these Terms of Service.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rank Watch
    This is pretty simple. As a content creator, or the owner of a youtube channel, has the option before posting a video. The option is whether to make it share-able or not. If he chooses to make it shareable and embeddable, then there can not be any problems if anyone uses it by embedding or sharing. This is youtube's policy and after a video is posted, if it has the embed and buttons, then that right there is permission enough for you to go ahead and use it on your website as an embedded video. You need not worry about it.
    Hope it helps, cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepak Pal
    In my opinion creators are allowing the embedding if they have opened the options of embedding the video. Unless it is stated that the content is copyright you should feel free to embed them in your web pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author The MicroSchool
    If embed option is enabled, no need to ask permission again in my opinion and we have some websites and apps doing the same.
    However, Youtube API do not support monetization if the primary content of the app / website is youtube embedded videos only.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Flm
    No problems embedding videos (which are meant to be embedded). Means you'free to go.

    George Troy Marketing on Youtube

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