Yes, you can put a video of someone on youtube without their permission, but only if you are recording in public, in whichcase you do not need their consent or permission. Otherwise, you need to get it.
Here is an example of a public performance:
If you want to create a video blog or vlog and include footage from other videos or digital photographs, you don't need any permissions beyond the usual "fair use" exception to copyright law. In other words, if you are using a small part of something else to illustrate a point, you don't need the original creator's permission for such a use. For example: If I make a video blog about my trip to Italy with some clips from Italian movies and songs, I don't need any permissions beyond the usual "fair use" exception to copyright law.
However, if I write an article for publication and include an image that is significantly more than just a small part of the whole thing, then I do need permission from the owner of the copyright. So, for example, if I made the same video blog but this time including an image from Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" painting, I would need permission from its owner.
If you have permission, you can post other people's videos to YouTube. Your video will be your sole property. If you wish to upload other people's videos, you must first obtain formal permission from them, or you can do it online. When you post a video that contains someone else's material, they should also get credit for their work and you should include a link back to their site.
The best place to post other people's videos is either in our community forum or on one of our social networking sites. Before you post anywhere, though, make sure the content is allowed there. For example, we don't allow personal videos or videos containing profanity. We also need to know that you have permission to post these videos elsewhere. If you don't, then your accounts may be terminated.
When you post other people's videos, we assume that you are able to grant us permission to use them under our guidelines. If you cannot grant us permission, then you should not post others' videos. No problem. We understand that sometimes things happen beyond your control (like if a video creator changes their terms of service). In this case, contact us and we'll work with you to find a solution that allows you to continue posting videos.
If you intend to use copyright-protected material in your video, you should normally get permission beforehand. If you want to utilize someone else's YouTube video, you need contact them directly. On their channel, some producers mention ways to reach them. You can also send an email to [email protected]
It is recommended to include the following with your request: the name of the original creator, a link to the specific portion of the video that contains the copyrighted material, and your intention of using it. It may help if you state which type of license you require from Google, such as "Creative Commons" or "Public Domain".
If you are granted permission, you should be aware that only three minutes of footage may be used without additional payment.
Sharing videos on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter is permitted without asking for permission, but reproducing them in any other way requires licensing fees. See our YouTube Copyright Policy for more information.
YouTube videos, like any other broadcast media, such as television or a movie theater, are copyrighted by their author, and you must obtain permission to use the video in your work. They may provide conditions of use for their videos in their profile, although this is uncommon. Typically, you will receive permission from YouTube if you want to use one of their videos in an educational setting.
If you plan to post the video on another site, be sure to get permission first. Some websites prohibit users from posting material that they do not own the copyright to. If this applies to you, then your only option will be to find another video to use instead.
When it comes to YouTube, the question is whether you may utilize someone else's work in your video without having to license it. When posting to YouTube, the best approach to prevent copyright breaches is to exclusively utilize content that you have developed yourself. This includes videos that you have recorded or filmed with your mobile device. It also includes images and audio files that you have uploaded or linked to online.
In general, when it comes to YouTube videos, unless you have obtained permission from everyone involved (which can be difficult if they are not readily available), you should assume that you cannot use it. The website does offer some protection through its Content ID system, which allows users to claim their material rights. However, this service is not free and requires that you have taken care to protect the ownership of your material. If you have not done so, you may find that you need to pay Google or its affiliates for using its content.
There are several ways that you can avoid having to deal with this issue altogether. You can record your own video instead, which is what we recommend. Not only is this method legal, but it will also provide you with an exclusive product that no one else can use. Of course, this assumes that you have interest in creating original content for the site, which is why we recommend that you don't use other people's ideas without permission first.