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Use of youtube videos

Discussion in 'General Business Forum:' started by mrp2049, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    I am working on something for a stemcell research company (rock and roll) and they want to put a youtube vid into their site. It is an article on one of their employee's from the Guardian's youtube account.

    I have no idea what the legality of this is! The video doesn't have embedding disabled, they don't want to change the video at all....

    It is a perfect introduction to the man, so it seems strange to not use it, but as it is being used as a business promotional tool, does that change the right of usage?

    I've tried googling this and reading t&c's, and can't make any sense of it!
  2. Sunburn

    Sunburn Active Member

    Hey MrP,

    you may need to check with the Guardian media division as I think they retain all rights to material posted on both the website and youtube. I think they typically allow material to be used however, but you do have pay a release fee.

    PS. -- drop them an email to confirm.
  3. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    I thought that might be the case. Late night, early start, my brain isn't really working!

    I could probably film them a decent enough quality video, but then they would have to pay me more! Maybe I should lie!
  4. Sunburn

    Sunburn Active Member

    :) A mans got to do what a mans got to do!
  5. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    I've done my homework and the T&C's on both websites seem to contradict each other a little.

    Youtube say royalty free videos, GMG say permission.

    Youtube say not for commercial use, GMG say clearance for commercial use.

    I'll get someone at the company to contact GMG.
  6. Sunburn

    Sunburn Active Member

    let me know how you get on. might be worth knowing for the future
  7. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    I hope I will know by Monday!

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