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Youtube VS Commerical usage

   
5:08 pm on Nov 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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In the youtube terms, said commerical usage of youtube video is prohibitied.

But as you can find, many blogs (mainly blogspot) are just video post containing youtube video and running adsense on their sites.

So it that means if you run adsense and use blogspot, it is not commerical usage.

But if you host you site somewhere and running a different ads scheme, then it might be a commerical usage?

6:17 pm on Nov 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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>> So it that means if you run adsense and use blogspot, it is not commercial usage.

Just because people are doing that, it doesn't necessarily mean they are OK.

I'd refer back to the TOS of both services; just because some have 'got away with' something, does not guarantee that your rival will not report you for the same thing.

What are you actually proposing to do?

9:15 pm on Nov 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Youtube FAQ:

"What kinds of commercial uses of the YouTube website are prohibited, and which aren't?

We've recently updated our Terms of Use to clarify what kinds of uses of the website and the YouTube Embeddable Player are permitted. We don't want to discourage you from putting the occasional YouTube video in your blog to comment on it or show your readers a video you like, even if you have general purpose ads somewhere on your blog. We will, however, enforce our Terms of Use against, say, a website that does nothing more than aggregate a bunch of embedded YouTube videos and intentionally tries to generate ad revenue from them. "

So, if the main content of your blog / website is youtube vids, with little added value, and you're making revenue from them, that's against the TOS.

If you use their vids to enhance your content occasionally, then that should be fine.

Remember, although youtube videos allow you to create great content quickly, it will not be original, it's the content around those videos that will get you ranked, then hopefully more people will link to your great content because it has been enhanced by the videos.

9:43 pm on Nov 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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but the youtube videos are links to youtube and is not hosted on your site, so i dont see any troubles with adds on the site, it is also free advertising for youtube.

another thing is it possible to contact them and show them your site, to if if its ok

12:31 am on Nov 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'd imagine we'll shortly see Google monetizing Youtube content by embedding ads in the content people upload, and they're ramping up the T&Cs to dissuade Webmasters from having other, distracting ads near the video players.

Maybe some sort of revenue share ;-), or generic advertising, or even contextual based on video tags, descriptions and comments.

I guess if they don't like what you've done with the embedded Youtube vids they'll just prevent your website from displaying them.

3:22 am on Nov 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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So, if the main content of your blog / website is youtube vids, with little added value, and you're making revenue from them, that's against the TOS.

this is hard to say, for example, if I make a search engine to search youtube video, will it considered making revenue from youtube video? (note: I am just follow the same way how google make revenue from searching web sites)

5:02 pm on Nov 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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but the youtube videos are links to youtube and is not hosted on your site,

Typically, though, they are not just links, but embedded in the pages. Embedding!= linking.

If YouTube starts really enforcing their TOS, it will wreck havoc in many web sectors. In particular, many sites that sell products currently use YouTube to offload bandwidth for product demos, interactive screenshots, etc. It's just become standard operating procedure to stick a few videos on YouTube.