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12/3/14
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guider

Embed video, attribution, copyright

When we embed a Youtube video into a blog post,
is there any issue with copyright?
I believe on embedding, there would already be a link back to the original video. Do we still have to give attribution?
If attribution is required, what is the appropriate way to do it?
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Teresa7
12/3/14
Teresa7
The way for this to work is to help each other out and that is through sharing our content freely.  I don't see how embedding on a site is a copyright violation, when we make embedding available on 
our YouTube videos.  The content creator has the ability to shut embedding off if they don't want their content shared.  I know I want my content shared.

Attribution will help with search engine optimization for the content creator.  The computer or algorithm can't watch a video or know what is in the video unless we write out what the video is about.  Its a good practice
to attribute the content creator and provide as much detail as possible.  Include the Title of the video, the name of the content creator, channel and names of the individuals in the videos.  The more you write,
the more the algorithm has to work with.
12/4/14
Original Poster
guider
Anyone else have more opinions/suggestions to add?
12/4/14
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anmoose
On Thursday, December 4, 2014 5:19:33 AM UTC-5, guider wrote:
Anyone else have more opinions/suggestions to add?

Not sure what more "opinions/suggestions" you want. In response to your questions:

>>When we embed a Youtube video into a blog post,
is there any issue with copyright?

No. Any issue with copyright would only be between the uploader and any owners of third party content he might have used.

>>I believe on embedding, there would already be a link back to the original video.

Correct.

>> Do we still have to give attribution?

No. It is not required. However, as has been said, it is a courtesy to give credit to the uploader.

>>If attribution is required, what is the appropriate way to do it?

If you choose to provide it, an appropriate way would be to state the author's name in your blog post, and possibly include a link to their YouTube channel, as thanks for using their property. It is not a requirement.
 

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