Is it okay to use other people's youtube videos?

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Is it okay to embed other people's video in youtube to my post in one of my websites or blogs? I'm just wondering if what will be the circumstances if I use those videos using the embed code without the permission of the owner?

Thank you for your thoughts!
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  • Profile picture of the author abbs
    I think it is fine. As long as you are officially embedding it, you are not stealing any credit away from the original maker of the video. Anybody who clicks to view the video on YouTube will be directed to his or her page, and not yours. It would be different if you downloaded somebody else's video and uploaded it to your website with no sign that the video is not made by you.
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    • Originally Posted by abbs View Post

      I think it is fine. As long as you are officially embedding it, you are not stealing any credit away from the original maker of the video. Anybody who clicks to view the video on YouTube will be directed to his or her page, and not yours. It would be different if you downloaded somebody else's video and uploaded it to your website with no sign that the video is not made by you.
      Thank you very much for the answer.
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    • Originally Posted by abbs View Post

      I think it is fine. As long as you are officially embedding it, you are not stealing any credit away from the original maker of the video. Anybody who clicks to view the video on YouTube will be directed to his or her page, and not yours. It would be different if you downloaded somebody else's video and uploaded it to your website with no sign that the video is not made by you.
      I completely agree. This is the correct suggestion.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Youtube would not allow you to embed people's videos if it was not alright. You can most certainly embed other people's Youtube videos provided it is their original video. You couldn't copy their video and upload it to your own channel and embed it that way.
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    • Profile picture of the author vagex
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      Youtube would not allow you to embed people's videos if it was not alright. You can most certainly embed other people's Youtube videos provided it is their original video. You couldn't copy their video and upload it to your own channel and embed it that way.
      Or you need video video editor to edit some part of this video. And (surprise) it become your own video. Youtube only do not allow you upload popular video (you do not make any change before upload)
      :p
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      • Profile picture of the author Kurt
        Originally Posted by vagex View Post

        Or you need video video editor to edit some part of this video. And (surprise) it become your own video. Youtube only do not allow you upload popular video (you do not make any change before upload)
        :p
        No, Youtube doesn't allow you to steal other peoples' content and hard work. There is a difference between Youtube not detecting stolen content and "allowing" it. Stolen videos do not become (surprise) you own video.

        There are 3 legit ways to use other peoples' videos:

        1. Embedding those that allow it on your own website. Most do allow it.

        2. Using videos in a playlist. All public videos on Youtube may be used in a playlist.

        3. Finding and using Creative Commons videos on Youtube. Millions of Youtubers submit their videos under the Creative Commons license allowing others to use them.
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        • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
          Originally Posted by troy23 View Post

          "More important than that is having the authors permission to republish their content. You can't just copy someone's content and stick a credit link to it... you still need permission from the author."

          Nobody ever asked me if they could take my article from ezine articles, but they did include a link back to my site so I was ok with that. I was not aware actually that one had to ask permission, but thanks for pointing that out.
          When you uploaded your article to EZA, you gave explicit permission for that article to be republished according to EZA's terms. They didn't have to ask you individually, you gave permission simply by accepting EZA's author terms and uploading an article.

          It works the same way with YouTube. When someone makes (or in vagex's case, steals) a video, and enables the embed code, they are giving explicit permission for people to embed videos using the embed code. You don't need the poster's individual permission because it's wrapped in the YT license.

          On the other hand, someone wanting to republish an article from your own blog or website DOES need your permission to do so legally. Simply adding a credit is not enough. It simply announces where the thief stole it from.

          Originally Posted by vagex View Post

          Or you need video video editor to edit some part of this video. And (surprise) it become your own video. Youtube only do not allow you upload popular video (you do not make any change before upload)
          :p
          Kurt already answered this nonsense, but using much more polite language than I had ready. Oh well, another name for my 'never buy from' list...
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      • Profile picture of the author domainarama
        Originally Posted by vagex View Post

        Or you need video video editor to edit some part of this video. And (surprise) it become your own video. Youtube only do not allow you upload popular video (you do not make any change before upload)
        :p
        Great! This is the fastest way to get YouTube to close your account. And for the original video owner to make all sorts of trouble for you. This method is a form of theft. Think of it this way: why bother to create something like a video or an article if someone else can change one moment of the video or one word of the article and claim it's not yours anymore, it's theirs.
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  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    Yes it is fine.
    Curating content seems to be what the search engines are looking for.
    Videos are fine, but if you embed an article you should give credit to the author in some way.
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  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    "More important than that is having the authors permission to republish their content. You can't just copy someone's content and stick a credit link to it... you still need permission from the author."

    Nobody ever asked me if they could take my article from ezine articles, but they did include a link back to my site so I was ok with that. I was not aware actually that one had to ask permission, but thanks for pointing that out.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sooner
      People create YouTube videos with the hope that they'll go viral. One way this happens is through sharing, including embedding on other sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author yourreviewer
    Originally Posted by idealtechblog View Post

    NO ITS NOT LEGAL TO USE OTHER PEOPLE'S YOUTUBE VIDEOS
    Oh really? Can you care to explain?
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  • Profile picture of the author twister85
    Its' Cool, i mean everyone wants free traffic and when any one seas their video on your blog they are indirectly getting traffic and views and you'r getting popularity on your site, so its cool on both the sites.

    When it comes for rights.when a person uploads a video on youtube, he gives all the rights to share or advertise in his video. so chill out, you'r not doing a crime!
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  • Profile picture of the author eladwin1
    It's okay no problem with it, YouTube allows you to share and embed videos and laws also that videos of others, what not to do is download others' videos and upload them to YouTube on your username on YouTube, YouTube allows you to embed and share videos of other blog or website If it was illegal then she was not given an option to share.
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  • Profile picture of the author evilsaigon
    It's perfectly alright to use other's Youtube video if you use the embed code as is, and you don't need to bother with the crediting because the embed function already does the job.

    You are not allowed to modify the video in any way without permission though, and that includes downloading and uploading using your own media player. (even if you give credit)

    Other than that, embedding youtube videos is actually quite a good add-on strategy for SEO purposes, so do it all you can!
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  • Profile picture of the author DanWestern
    If you're just embedding it then it's fine. You don't need permission from the owner.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    I have made many of my videos cc. Creative commons is what that means. That way people can use em. Also, there is a lot of pd music. Hey, like all the best to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gengis
    Yes you can share someone else's video on your site/blog.

    People do it all the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author moreno
    very interesting discussion .
    Ifind this exerpt in the YT TOS

    10.1 When you upload or post a User Submission to YouTube, you grant:

    A. to YouTube, a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence (with right to sub-licence) to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform that User Submission in connection with the provision of the Services and otherwise in connection with the provision of the Website and YouTube's business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels;

    B. to each user of the Website, a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, licence to access your User Submissions through the Website, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such User Submissions to the extent permitted by the functionality of the Website and under these Terms.

    DOES THIS CLARIFY?
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