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can i borrow some one else's youtube video and edit it and put my affliate links. i heard it was legal???????
IS IT LEGAL TO DO WITHOUT BEING BANNED BY YOUTUBE????????????
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    No it certainly is NOT legal.

    I really can't believe you would need to ask that question though.

    Can you walk into a library, take a book off the shelf, copy the pages and put your own name on that book and start selling it? Ofcourse not... but that's no different to what you are asking.

    When has copyright infringement ever been ok?

    But yeah, it's not ok. :-)

    Happy new year all!
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    • Profile picture of the author ot
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      When has copyright infringement ever been ok?
      When it's the IKEA logo?
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    • Profile picture of the author zoritey87
      Your analogies are always fun and true! :')
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      No it certainly is NOT legal.

      I really can't believe you would need to ask that question though.

      Can you walk into a library, take a book off the shelf, copy the pages and put your own name on that book and start selling it? Ofcourse not... but that's no different to what you are asking.

      When has copyright infringement ever been ok?

      But yeah, it's not ok. :-)

      Happy new year all!
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    • Profile picture of the author Rbtmarshall
      Originally Posted by ot View Post

      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      When has copyright infringement ever been ok?
      When it's the IKEA logo?

      At first I thought your reply was about a past problem with an actual Ikea lawsuit, which I was unaware of.

      Then For some reason I hit refresh and it took me to the top of this thread. On my way down I caught this:






      funny stuff
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  • Profile picture of the author Warrior X
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  • Profile picture of the author ArielT
    Make your own video, youtube will delete your video if it's a copy. Although whether will ban you or not I don't know
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  • Profile picture of the author Rbtmarshall
    When things are done for profit that changes the game on allot of things.


    Something as simple as inserting an affiliate link into what otherwise would be considered parody is bound to be against the rules, and maybe even the law.



    http://www.youtube.com/t/copyright_center
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  • Profile picture of the author Monkeh
    Ask yourself this, if they are offering it, then why aren't they doing it themselves? Internet marketing is a real solo type of operation. Unless you are partners I could see anyone offering their Youtube videos soley to steal your marketing ideas.
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  • Profile picture of the author MKaren
    Originally Posted by tristatemedia View Post

    can i borrow some one else's youtube video and edit it and put my affliate links. i heard it was legal???????
    IS IT LEGAL TO DO WITHOUT BEING BANNED BY YOUTUBE????????????
    Perhaps recycling would be enough not to be banned.Just take part of the video and mixed it with the other you gather..

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  • Profile picture of the author David Micheal
    Make your video unique and you can upload it without any problem.

    Back two years ago, i had download and re upload many video and my account get banned two months ago. You will get a lot of problem if you copy others video and make it your own.

    My advise, don't do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Love the way you say "borrow" when you really mean rip off someone else's video.

    NO. It's not legal
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Originally Posted by tristatemedia View Post

    can i borrow some one else's youtube video and edit it and put my affliate links. i heard it was legal???????
    IS IT LEGAL TO DO WITHOUT BEING BANNED BY YOUTUBE????????????
    If whoever told you that also told you the sun sets in the west, I'd advise having your own compass and clock to verify it.

    I'm not saying they're full of shit, but you could grow daisies by sticking the seeds in their ears.

    Need I go on?

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    • Profile picture of the author onSubie
      Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

      I'm not saying they're full of shit, but you could grow daisies by sticking the seeds in their ears.

      Need I go on?


      LOL!!! A bowl of crabby flakes this morning, John?

      I always love your replies but you seem a bit more caustic than usual today... not a bad thing....

      :p
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by onSubie View Post

        LOL!!! A bowl of crabby flakes this morning, John?

        I always love your replies but you seem a bit more caustic than usual today... not a bad thing....

        :p
        Maybe so, but it seems like the ignorati are running wild lately.

        Actually, my first reaction was to simply report the thread as someone trying to stir up trouble to get views on their sig (offering a site/business for sale). I still think that's the true motive for the thread, but answered on the (tiny) chance it was legit. I know there are manuals out there floating around advising this exactly.

        People, if you think it's okay to do something shady-to-illegal because some report floating around says it's okay, think about this...

        Whose account will they ban when you get caught?
        Who will get sued?
        Will all be forgiven if you explain that someone told you it was okay?

        Bottom line: who gets hurt and how badly if you proceed and they are wrong?

        (Spoiler alert: The correct answer is you, and potentially very badly.)
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

          Maybe so, but it seems like the ignorati are running wild lately.
          Very much so, the last few days.

          I normally notice it at weekends, and think to myself something along the lines of "Saturday posters" (call me churlish) ... at the moment they're perhaps "Christmas/New Year posters" or something - I don't know, but it's been very noticeable lately, as you say. I'm biting my tongue, half the time, when I respond to threads, and responding to fewer than I initially want to (probably not a bad thing, in itself, really!).

          And a very Happy New Year to you, John.
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          • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
            Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

            I'm biting my tongue, half the time, when I respond to threads, and responding to fewer than I initially want to (probably not a bad thing, in itself, really!).
            Alexa, when I'm in that mood, this is what I do. I read just the subject lines and answer them in my mind. For example, looking at some current threads

            Which Is Better - A PC, Netbook Or Tablet? Any of them

            is this legal NO!!

            My site ranking is 5,036,020 , how much i can earn from adsense? Very little

            Where should I sell/pitch in my follow-up? On your own site

            The Truth Newbies Probably Don't Want to Hear..Making money is hard work

            Should I go back to my job or leave? Go back!!!

            Your YouTube Account Might Be Compromised!! So don't use spammy software or steal content!

            Happy New Year!

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            • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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              Originally Posted by Martin Luxton View Post

              Happy New Year!

              Martin
              Thank you, Martin. You also. And your suggestion/observation is timely, welcome, appropriate and well received!
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            • Profile picture of the author Kay King
              I think this is a legit question here.
              For someone who just joined...maybe. That's not the case here and that's why it seems like an odd question to ask.
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              • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
                Kay, I did look at the join date, as well as the "tristatemedia" username. Someone whose business is purportedly 'media' should already know that the video equivalent of a chop shop is illegal. So why ask, unless there's some other motivation?

                You'll notice the the OP has also not bothered to come back and respond to anyone...

                Strike two.
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        • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
          I love threads like this!

          As soon as you see the question

          "Re: is this legal"

          you don't even need to read the OP to know that the answer is "No".

          Martin
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        • Profile picture of the author talfighel
          Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

          Actually, my first reaction was to simply report the thread as someone trying to stir up trouble to get views on their sig (offering a site/business for sale).
          I think this is a legit question here. Don't think, from my own view, that this is the case.
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    If you create your own it will be fine and safer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    Originally Posted by tristatemedia View Post

    can i borrow some one else's youtube video and edit it and put my affliate links. i heard it was legal???????
    IS IT LEGAL TO DO WITHOUT BEING BANNED BY YOUTUBE????????????
    Yes, it is definitely legal. Redistributing it is not.

    By the way, you've used up your allotment of question marks for the month.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    You are not going to borrow the video. You are going to steal it and then pretend that it is your own.

    This is not the way to do things on the internet. You should create your own and then upload them to your account.

    It seems that you want to take the easy road which you shouldn't.

    I had people "borrow" my videos of myself and add their own links. This is THEFT.

    I don't think that you would want others to do the same to you if you were to upload your own personal videos. How would you feel about that?
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    All i can do is shake my head at these type of questions....
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  • Profile picture of the author venkateshk
    Youtube's T&C states that the videos (with audio, if any) should be something that you have made (your own or that you have permission on). And there cannot be more than one ownership for a video (in this case the first person/channel to upload the video would be counted as its sole owner). So, the answer to your question would be 'No, its not legal'.
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  • Profile picture of the author Murphysmurfy
    You can embed the videos on your website, and use it that way , but you have to give ownership to their video!
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  • Profile picture of the author tristatemedia
    i seem to pushed alot of buttons with this thread.
    for your info: i am not trying to get attention to my sig....that site was sold a while ago.
    the reason i ask was there was a wso selling software where you can get youtube videos and use a video convertor to edit video.
    that is why i was asking......thanks for the help guys.......................
    thanks for the lack of help guys as well......
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by tristatemedia View Post

      i seem to pushed alot of buttons with this thread.
      for your info: i am not trying to get attention to my sig....that site was sold a while ago.
      the reason i ask was there was a wso selling software where you can get youtube videos and use a video convertor to edit video.
      that is why i was asking......thanks for the help guys.......................
      thanks for the lack of help guys as well......
      Welcome back. Strike two rescinded.

      If the site was sold some time ago, why leave it in your sig? Just curious...

      Like I said, I did post what I hope was a useful answer on the chance you were legit. Seems you got your answer in spades, though.
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