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How should I go about posting pictures and videos from other websites on my website without violating any copyright laws of the authors or side to originally hosted them

I am not selling the pictures and videos I am simply trying to create a public repository of pictures and videos from other sites

Videos from public sites like YouTube shouldn't be an issue how about photographer you from an authors site I'm not sellingThe media I want to channel people through my site to the authors and originating sources

If having the authors media on my site without me sending them is legal than that wraps up my confusion

However if not or if I should at least alert the authors that I will be using their media on my site can I use that as a business venture until the author that my goal is to Tonnele more traffic to their site?
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Videos from public sites like YouTube shouldn't be an issue
You couldn't be more wrong - unless you are using their embedding code

It doesn't matter if you are not selling the videos, photos etc it is still theft and breach of copyright unless the site specifically says you can take the content without attribution or notice

I should at least alert the authors
No, you should be asking their permission before you steal their work

There is no two ways around it, in the first place you have to ask permission
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Thanks.

Sounds fair.
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So if I use their embedded code I should be okay?

Or how about a link that redirects to the authors site as you click on the media?
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For youtube embedded video is fine

If it's their images etc it doesn't matter, you still need permission.

As you said if it is to push traffic to their site they will likely be more amenable to allowing you to use their content within reason.
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