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place youtube movies on a commercial website

Does anyone know if it is legal to display/link youtube movies to my own commercial website? Where can i obtain the information on this? I'm referring to movies which i've made and uploaded to youtube. Not illegal stuff!
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TCB1Commented:
Here is how you do it.

http://www.youtube.com/sharing
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ngravattCommented:
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rpggamergirlCommented:
Check out YouTube's Terms Of Service and see if you can:
http://au.youtube.com/t/terms 
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fredshovelCommented:
If it was illegal or they didn't want you to do it they wouldn't but the "embed" code just to the right of the video -- and sometimes they don't because the person or company who uploaded it has asked that it not be available. That's the only restriction.
Either way you're going to get the "YouTube" logo.
If it's your video it's better to stream it from your own website by embedding Windows Media Player.

<embed src="YourMovie.wmv" width="480" height="375" CONTROLLER=true></embed>
YouTube.jpg
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dandeliondreamAuthor Commented:
Hi fredshovel and all,

I know it is ok to place youtube movies on person website and blog but I plan to place it on a commerical website, example a website selling stuff to others. I'm not sure if this will infringe any terms and condittions set by youtube. I wrote a letter to youtube a week ago but, as of today, I have yet to get a reply from them. hmm...can anyone shed some light on this?
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fredshovelCommented:
It's legal. They don't care, in fact they encourage it. Lots of commercial sites use YouTube. That's why it's worth X-Billion US Dollars.
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dandeliondreamAuthor Commented:
hmm....anyone knows if this is listed in the terms and conditions?
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fredshovelCommented:
If you're really worried just stream it from your own website. It's very easy.
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dandeliondreamAuthor Commented:
help...does anyone has definite answer to this?
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TCB1Commented:
Here is youtube's terms and conditions. http://www.youtube.com/t/terms?locale=en_US

Here's the snippet that relates to your question:

E. Prohibited commercial uses do not include:

    * uploading an original video to YouTube, or maintaining an original channel on YouTube, to promote your business or artistic enterprise;
    * using the Embeddable Player to show YouTube videos on an ad-enabled blog or website, provided the primary purpose of using the Embeddable Player is not to gain advertising revenue or compete with YouTube;
    * any use that YouTube expressly authorizes in writing.

Since you created the content (your movies) you own the copyright. So I don't see any reason for youtube not to let you embed your own content on your website.
 
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fredshovelCommented:
Dandeliondream
I hope you're not going to make us all swear out statutary declarations on the subject. You must be fun to go shopping with.
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dandeliondreamAuthor Commented:
I guess I have to accept your solution. Fredshovel, I dun shop hee...
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