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Do you have to ask permission to use a public YouTube video?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by turdface, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    Say you have a site and you want to put a YouTube video on it. Do you have to ask permission from the owner to use it? Assume it's a publicly available YouTube vid so anyone can watch it.

    What if it's a vid from your competitor?
     
  2. alternatesword

    alternatesword Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hey, You can embed it anywhere. Youtube allow to share the public videos. So, no need to ask the uploader.
     
  3. tanklesscar123

    tanklesscar123 Newbie

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    Why would you need to ask permission the fact that when they uploaded their video to YouTube and allowed their video to be embedded is already permission that they want the video to be shared other wise they would have disabled the embedded option.
     
  4. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    I believe he's beating around the bush and asking if he can upload something downloaded from Youtube, not embedding.

    The responsibility resides with the host and uploader, let's put it that way, if you link to something you believe in public domain, you may receive DMCA notice (perhaps only in US\CAN??), however you wouldn't be liable to remove the residing content from a third party obviously.
     
  5. Reyone

    Reyone Elite Member

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    You are in black hat forum, where people use black networks, hack programs and share paid stuff.
    You have 901 posts.
    Are you serious?
     
  6. Furious George

    Furious George Supreme Member Premium Member

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    If it can be embedded, you'll know it. So embed it. It's still playing from youtube.

    You won't have the rights to download it and play it directly from your site, but you sure can embed it, no problem.

    Some videos don't allow embedding...
     
  7. okiedokie

    okiedokie Regular Member

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    you can obviously not steal it and use it on your site , you can just share the link
     
  8. phowell23

    phowell23 Junior Member

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    If you are asking about downloading and reuploading the video under your Youtube username then it depends on what the YouTube license is set for the video. You can see the license for each video by looking at the very bottom of the Youtube video description box.

    If it's a Standard YouTube License - no, you cannot do that. If you do the owner can contact Youtube and it'll be taken down quickly and/or your YouTube account could be suspended.

    If it's Creative Commons License - yes, the uploader has given you permission to download and reupload as your own.

    FYI - the default Youtube license is the Standard one. Also, it's very easy to remove videos from other Youtube's who download it and reupload as their own if you had it set to Standard and someone reuploaded it anyway. You can get a video removed within a few minutes. I've done this many times.
     
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  9. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    I meant embedding it on your site.

    Say your competitor made a good vid explaining what your niche is. Rather than make your own, just embed his but keep selling your own product.
     
  10. SociableGuy

    SociableGuy Newbie

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    If you are so afraid of the "grey" area. why not set up a proposal to the owner and split the earnings? strike a deal with him so there is no problems.
     
  11. web genius

    web genius BANNED BANNED

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    you can embed it any where but you cant copy the exact content on the video
     
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  12. jayrat14

    jayrat14 Senior Member

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    Right... I agree to your suggestion.