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Can I copy an article from another website to use as my YouTube video content?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Supzter, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Supzter

    Supzter Registered Member

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    Hello BHW,

    I started my new YouTube channel recently and I've been copying some informative information from other website articles and I extract them into points to use in my Informative YouTube video and I give credit to the website by providing the link in the description. Will it affect my videos in the long run? I know that scraping articles from website to website will get me penalized but is that the same affect on the video?
     
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  2. seo_seo_seo

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    I've done this and it is not a problem for SEO. However, be careful with copyright.
     
  3. Supzter

    Supzter Registered Member

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    Thank you for the quick reply! I'll be referring many articles to make my video content and I wont scrape one full article. I think I can be safe from copyright.
     
  4. Gloria Parker

    Gloria Parker Power Member

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    Yes you can use but give credits also use disclaimer to avoid future problems
     
  5. Jessie Martinez

    Jessie Martinez BANNED BANNED

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    How about you pay someone to rewrite those articles so that they are 100% original content. This would be the more idea method to maximize your SEO potential.
     
  6. socialmediapro

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    Yeah you should not be worried about it. Also you are giving them credits so they wont have any issues too.
     
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    Hello op,
    How it's going? Any DMCA strike for this method from YouTube? I just started a channel with this method..Just curious to know how it's going
     
  8. lahpakam

    lahpakam Newbie

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    i see so many false advice here and there about avoiding copyright or fair use myths. check this official guide from Youtube :

    youtube . com/yt/copyright/fair-use.html#yt-copyright-myths


    Myth #1: If I give credit to the copyright owner, my use is automatically fair use.

    As you saw above, transformativeness is usually a key in the fair use analysis. Giving credit to the owner of a copyrighted work won’t by itself turn a non-transformative copy of their material into fair use. Phrases such as “all rights go to the author” and “I do not own” do not automatically mean you are making fair use of that material -- nor do they mean you have the copyright owner’s permission.

    Myth #2: If I post a disclaimer on my video, my use is fair use.

    As we noted above, there are no magic words that will do this for you. Posting the four factors of fair use in your video or including the phrase “no infringement intended” won't automatically protect you from a claim of copyright infringement.
    Myth #3: “Entertainment” or “non-profit” uses are automatically fair use.

    Courts will look carefully at the purpose of your use in evaluating whether it is fair, but the three remaining factors also need to be considered. Declaring your upload to be “for entertainment purposes only,” for example, is unlikely to tip the scales in the fair use balancing test. Similarly, “non-profit” uses are favored in the fair use analysis, but it’s not an automatic defense by itself.
    Myth #4: If I add any original material I created to someone else’s copyrighted work, my use is fair use.

    Even if you’ve added a little something of your own to someone else’s content, you might not be able to take advantage of the fair use defense -- particularly if your creation fails to add new expression, meaning, or message to the original. As with all the other cases discussed here, courts will consider all four factors of the fair use test, including the quantity of the original used.
     
  9. john-benjamin

    john-benjamin Regular Member

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    You can definitely do that and thats completely fine..
     
  10. HallLiz

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    Every msm news channel does this too. They just mention the site the article came from.
     
  11. t0pguy

    t0pguy Newbie

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    I think no problem. I have do that.
     
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    Any update from experienced user?
     
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    Maybe everything is okay with OP that is why no response on this thread.