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In a book I'm getting ready to publish as a Kindle eBook on Amazon, I discuss 2 YouTube videos.

To clarify, I specifically send the reader to search for the video on YouTube, and then I discuss specific details about the video. I've searched on Google, and all I'm finding is "how to create a citation for YouTube videos". Obviously I'll cite the video, since it's not mine and I didn't make it. But is this all I need? Is there any legal issue with my discussing the video and using it as a teaching tool within the book? The book is for athletes, and I send readers to a video of a world record holding athlete performing an athletic movement.

Much appreciated.
 

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Whilst I'm no expert - it doesn't sound to me like a copyright problem - after all, a film critic can publish their thoughts on a film they have no ownership of. The first concern that flashed into my mind though was - what if they delete the video? As you are not hosting it (or the owner of the youtube account) you have no control over whether part of your book is rendered somewhat unusable.

Is it a famous clip/something that several youtube users host versions of?
Can readers get enough value from your description, or do they have to see it?
 

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Whilst I'm no expert - it doesn't sound to me like a copyright problem - after all, a film critic can publish their thoughts on a film they have no ownership of. The first concern that flashed into my mind though was - what if they delete the video? As you are not hosting it (or the owner of the youtube account) you have no control over whether part of your book is rendered somewhat unusable.

Is it a famous clip/something that several youtube users host versions of?
Can readers get enough value from your description, or do they have to see it?

I appreciate the thoughts.

There are several YouTube users hosting it, plus it would be a quick, easy edit...it wouldn't ruin the entire book.

Thanks!
 

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As a former academic versed in scholarly practices, I echo @Mutant in saying that, by citing the video owner and not republishing the video in its entirety within your eBook, you're well within what's called "acceptable use" of copyrighted material.

Best wishes with your publication!
 

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I appreciate the thoughts.

There are several YouTube users hosting it, plus it would be a quick, easy edit...it wouldn't ruin the entire book.

Thanks!


Cool, so it sounds like you could reference/credit a particular video, but tell them what to search for should that clip become unavailable e.g.

Go to
View: https://youtu.be/xjejTQdK5OI
or search "heather dorniden race"

- which brings up multiple versions of the same clip.
 

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Cool, so it sounds like you could reference/credit a particular video, but tell them what to search for should that clip become unavailable e.g.

Go to
View: https://youtu.be/xjejTQdK5OI
or search "heather dorniden race"

- which brings up multiple versions of the same clip.

:rofl:
Ok, so I've tried to edit that to just show the url as I intended, but I guess I just learnt something about how this forum works! I'm sure you get my point :smuggy:
 

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As a former academic versed in scholarly practices, I echo @Mutant in saying that, by citing the video owner and not republishing the video in its entirety within your eBook, you're well within what's called "acceptable use" of copyrighted material.

Best wishes with your publication!

Very good! Thank you!
 

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Cool, so it sounds like you could reference/credit a particular video, but tell them what to search for should that clip become unavailable e.g.

Go to
View: https://youtu.be/xjejTQdK5OI
or search "heather dorniden race"

- which brings up multiple versions of the same clip.

Heather Dorniden! I love that video.
 

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