We recently received a Facebook message saying:

Translation: If you do not remove my videos from your website, you will very soon receive a more than OFFICIAL letter from my Law Office!

In which we agree to conform to his which: ref: video deleted – Promoting Christogenesis (

Videos Created By Other People
When owners of videos publish them on YouTube, they can 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 embed the video. In this case, the videos are freely embedded for any site.


…by submitting Content to YouTube, you hereby grant YouTube a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the content in connection with the service and YouTube’s (and it’s successors’ and affiliates’) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. 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. The above licenses granted by you in video Content you submit to the Service terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your videos from the Service. You understand and agree, however, that YouTube may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of your videos that have been removed or deleted. The above licenses granted by you in user comments you submit are perpetual and irrevocable.”

Click on the “Share” icon and then the “Embed” icon to get the embed code for putting the video on your website or blog. The YouTube embed code will automatically include an attribution link back to the source that will show up beneath the video.

Usage Granted By Embed Codes
YouTube’s Terms of Service that applies to all users and content providers, grants permission to access and use the site, provided that “you agree not to distribute in any medium any part of the Service or Content without YouTube’s prior written permission, unless YouTube makes available the means for such distribution through functionality offered by the Service such as the Embeddable Player.

When anyone uploads a video to YouTube, the person enters into a royalty-free licensing agreement with YouTube that grants certain public usage rights, depending on how a creator enables a video.

If a video creator leaves the embed functionality enabled for a video, that person has agreed to allow other people to share that video on other mediums and websites without YouTube’s prior written permission according to YouTube’s Terms of Service, on the other hand, disables embed functionality for a video, that person does not grant public use of a video, and per YouTube’s Terms of Service, anyone wishing to share that video on any medium would require prior written permission from YouTube not the creator.

To know which videos that can be share just click a video’s Share button to see whether the embed functionality has been enabled. After that, YouTube still has a few more usage conditions.

All user agree not to access YouTube content through any other technology or means, other than a video’s embed code, the video playback pages of YouTube or any other authorized means that YouTube may designate. You agree not to modify, build on or impair any of the embed functionality, including the links back to the YouTube website.

Read: License to Other Users

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