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Does transcribing my Youtube video create duplicate content?

 9:06 pm on Oct 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

I created a video and uploaded it on youtube. I think it is a good content and I would write what the video says in a web page and embed the video in that page. The language is Italian.
Will Google consider that a duplicate content?



 9:17 pm on Oct 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

No if you mean transcribing video.

Providing both are the same language:
Might do if you just copy the video description that you have under YouTube video.
No if you translate the video description that you have under YouTube video and put this on your page.


 4:37 pm on Oct 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

Probably I did not explain well.
I cannot translate anything because the video is in Italian and the website is in Italian, so no translation is involved.
I will not copy the description or title you can find on youtube video: I will write what the guy says on the youtube video.
Can I proceed without risking any knocks from the Google's beasts?


 5:27 pm on Oct 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

Transcribing a video is good for your visitors. Some visitors have hearing difficulties, so this would help them enjoy the video, and others may be unable to access the video because of slow internet speeds or other technical issues. I don't think Google would penalize you for doing this.

My bigger concern would be if Google can't confirm that you own the rights to the video. Transcribing OTHER people's videos could be seen as stealing content (maybe; it does add value in a way that cutting and pasting text or photos does not), and that could be an issue.


 8:07 pm on Oct 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

Thank you diberry
On the youtube channel where I post the video there is the link to my website, and on the description of the video there is the link to my website. So I hope Google should understand very cleary that is my video.


 8:19 pm on Oct 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

Transcribing OTHER people's videos is stealing content..

The sound track ( music sounds or spoken parts ) of any video is / are as subject to copyright as are any images used in it..and a transcription made without permission from the owner and creator of any video is a breach of IP..as are any translations to other languages..

The exception(s) would be if the transcript was made in order to be part of a critique ( which does not mean a few words ) la "I agree with what they said here" ..or used for satire etc ( or all of the recognised, and enshrined in international copyright law )legal exceptions..un-authorised transcripts ( unless extremely brief ) are not "fair use"..

Anyone in doubt about the above ? is welcome to make a transcript of any Disney ( or major studio movie ) or even movie trailer..and wait for the copyright lawyers..


 8:27 pm on Oct 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

I've no evidence that Google transcribes the spoken word on videos into text but it's not difficult to do. They may not penalise it now but who knows what they'll do in the future, this company is capable of the craziest things.

What's wrong with re-writing the content so it says the same thing only with different words? It shouldn't take more than 15 minutes or so per 500 words if you use dictation software.

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