Posts Tagged ‘embed videos’

Embedded Video Copyright Laws?

August 31st, 2009
brainstorming, Business of Blogging

Long story short, our Weblog Tools Videos has had some major spam issues recently and we have taken action to try and prevent this deluge of spam. Thanks to Otto for the heads up on that. In this mess, we have also had a couple of content generators complain that their videos, hosted on sites such as DailyMotion and YouTube, were used on Weblog Tools Videos without their explicit consent. This got me thinking about the possible ramifications embedding videos on a blog or website. I could not find any permission or license information on the pages where the allegedly infringed videos were hosted and so I assumed that we should remove the videos, which we did. If the video page allows embedding, does that constitute implicit permission to post it elsewhere? Is there copyright and license information buried within the agreement that users electronically sign on uploading to YouTube?┬áDo […]

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