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Answered By: Tim Peters
Last Updated: Dec 09, 2016     Views: 68

This is a topic that has generated much discussion in copyright and publishing circles. Some feel a video should not be embedded without permission from the copyright holder while others point out that embedding a video does not involve actually making a copy of the video but only creating a link to the video using HTML code.

CMU’s position is that videos can be used and embedded as long as they were placed in You Tube legitimately. If you click on the Share button below the video itself and there are no restrictions or limitations placed on the use of that video you may embed it.

If you want to avoid this copyright gray area altogether, simply provide a link to the You Tube page for the video. Remember, copyright doesn’t even come into play when providing a link to an item because no actual copying of content is taking place.

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