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Copyright Law on YouTube

Is it legal to use YouTube video’s on your blog or website ?

Disclaimer I am not a lawyer. I have limited knowledge of any copyright laws. Please do not take the information in this article as legal advice.

I use YouTube video’s on this blog. I try to upload video’s from reputable YouTube sites that I assume have the copyright to the video. In saying that, if a video is not created by you, it means that someone else owns the copyright. The copyright owner has the right to give you permission to republish the video or deny you the permission.

When owners of videos publish them on YouTube, they are given the option to enable or disable the Share button for their videos. The Share button, when clicked, provides the HTML code that allows others to insert the video into their sites or blog. If the owner enables the Share button, it means that they want others to upload the video. Embedded video is just a link, the video is still on YouTube with the YouTube branding intact (including any video ads).

The YouTube TOS states the following 

You also hereby grant each user of the Service a non-exclusive license to access your Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such Content as permitted through the functionality of the Service and under these Terms of Service. ~~ [YouTube TOS part 6C]

This clearly states that the owner of the video grants you a limited license to embed the video simply by leaving the embed option on (which is part of the functionality of the YouTube Service).


There is a chance that someone other than the copyright owners has illegally uploaded the video. Uploading such videos puts your website at risk. You may have the most innocent of intentions, but if the copyright owner takes you to court, you’ll end up having to prove your innocence.
In my opinion there is little reason to fear being sued for uploading YouTube video’s into your website. The odds of copyright infringement leading to a courtroom are very slim. It is something you should be aware of if you are using YouTube video’s on your site. Here is YouTube fair use Guideline  and YouTube Copyright guideline

If you would like more information here is a link to a great article



Happy Blogging !!

First Month And Other Early Retirement Blogs



First month of blogging

It’s been one month that I have been blogging. I have learned so much and realize I need to learn sooo much more. After 30 days I have had 1031 views, 18 posts, 97 visitors, from 4 different countries. Most of that has been me checking how the site looks and pursuing retirement is now my home page, but I will take that as a huge win !! I have learned how to use WordPress and to set up a website(at least the basics). It has been a great experience.

Thank you for all the views.


Here is some other early retirement blogs you should check out:

Canadian dream free at 45  One of the first blogs I followed. Tim only writes a couple times a month now but there are hundreds of posts in his archives.

Mr Money Mustache Probably the most popular early retirement blog on the internet.

Retire by 40  Is one of the best early retirement blogs. Joe is a fantastic writer.

Think Save Retire Steve and his wife live in an Airstream trailer and he writes about early retirement.

Financial Samurai  Sam has one of the best personal finance blogs and is a great writer.

Mr Tako Escapes  Mr. Tako saved over 50% of his salary and reached financial independence at age 38. He retired in 2015.


Here is a few Links to travel blogs you should check out:

A Streamin Life Steve and Courtney also write the blogs, Full Time Explorers, and Think Save Retire

Our Open Road A family of 4 travels in their VW Westfalia.

Who We Be Robert & Robin retired at age 43 to travel the world.