Is It Legal to Embed Youtube Videos on Your Blogs?

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Hey all, !!!

So, in 2014, is it legal to embed Youtube Videos on your blogs IF you are NOT using the videos to sell anything?

Or, even if you are selling stuff, but not using the video "directly" for selling your products or affiliate products, is it ok to have a video on your blog that may be helpful to your customers because it is related to your product?:confused:

Or, what if you just think it's a cool video and you wanna embed it?

What do you know about the legalities of this?

Thanks in advance

Robert Cottom--->
#blogs #embed #legal #videos #youtube
  • Profile picture of the author MrFrugalLife
    It is perfectly legal to EMBED youtube videos for many reasons:

    1. you are simply linking to a different resource (youtube) from your blog. You are not even using your own bandwidth, the exchange is strictly through youtube and the reader.

    2. You are citing the original author and resource location (youtube). You are giving the author credit with a link, which is perfectly legal from a Google SEO standpoint and a copyright standpoint.

    Hope this helped!
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    • Profile picture of the author Robert X
      So, even if it plays on your blog it's ok? I don't wanna post a link that takes someone to Youtube.

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  • Profile picture of the author MrFrugalLife
    Yes it is okay, especially for "educational" purposes (which I am guessing your blog is of an education nature, correct?)
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    • Profile picture of the author Robert X
      Of course educational. I'm all about educating. I'm gonna post some free stuff about how to REALLY use Facebook marketing properly.

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  • Profile picture of the author MrFrugalLife
    that is perfectly fine, my friend, otherwise the internet would look much different than it does today. I am all about learning about facebook marketing please share more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert X
    What's the Difference Between a Facebook Fan Page & Facebook Personal Page - YouTube

    I have been consuming every Facebook marketing product out there,, and here, and I was doing it wrong because the products didn't explain it like this lady does in this video. I learned more from her for free then most of the stuff I bought. Check it out

    Robert

    p.s. for some reason it starts 2 minutes in so, rewind a but
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  • Profile picture of the author beasty513
    If they have the embed option in there

    video then yes it's ok to embed their video.
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  • Profile picture of the author duf1310
    It's perfectly ok to use other people's you tube videos. I do the same thing on my blog. Here's the link https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/171780?hl=en
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  • Profile picture of the author Racingheart
    It's perfectly fine to embed YouTube videos on your blog. I've been doing this for years without any legal issues and I'm sure there are many people doing this too. Even celebrities update their websites with YouTube embedded videos.
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  • Profile picture of the author nimrod123xadag
    Yeah it's totally fine like everyone said. That's the reason why Youtube has the embed feature. They want the videos to be shared anywhere, for any purpose you want. it doesn't matter whether you want to praise the video or bash it and embed it within your blog.

    If there's anything you can't do with Youtube videos, you wouldn't be able to do it already 'coz they've already implemented ways to prevent it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kanoa
      I embed them all the time on my forum. The difference is if you download a video from there and then reupload it as your own. That is the only illegal thing to do, but embedding is 100% legal!
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  • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
    If the video was uploaded to YouTube by the content owner and they left embedding on, I'd say you can safely embed the video to your site. It's very unlikely that someone would complain, but if that happens you can then drop the video from your site. You've been acting in a good faith.
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  • The Court argues that embedding a file or video is not a breach of creators copyrights under European law, as long as it is not altered or communicated to a new public. In the current case, the video was already available on YouTube so embedding it is not seen as a new communication.

    The embedding in a website of a protected work which is publicly accessible on another website by means of a link using the framing technology does not by itself constitute communication to the public within the meaning of [the EU Copyright directive] to the extent that the relevant work is neither communicated to a new public nor by using a specific technical means different from that used for the original communication
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  • Profile picture of the author PPG19
    Is is perfectly fine and legal. There is an option called "embed" for that
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