Embedding and Copyright

To embed a video from YouTube on your University website, please consider the source and copyright of the video, as well as whether it is available to be properly embedded on your website.

Before you embed a video from YouTube, please use common sense guidelines to determine whether it appears that the person who originally uploaded the video content to YouTube holds the copyright on that video. If you are unsure whether the YouTube user owns the copyright to a video they posted, you must contact the user to ensure they do in fact own the copyright before you embed the video on your University website.

Once you have copyright clearance for using a video from YouTube, you can check to see if the video is available for embedding on your site. People who post their original material on YouTube and allow the embedding function to work are implicitly allowing other users to embed their video on other sites. If a user has allowed embedding of a video, you can embed the video link on your webpage. If a video on YouTube does not have the embed code included on it’s page, you may not embed that video on your University website.

Please also review Missouri State’s Copyright Policy and Privacy Issues for more information regarding use of copyrighted material.

Enabling and disabling embedding of your YouTube videos

You can enable or disable embedding of your video on external sites by going through the following steps:

  1. Go to the Video Manager section of your YouTube channel.
  2. Click on the Edit button below your selected video.
  3. Click on the Advanced Settings tab.
  4. Check the Enable Embedding checkbox if you want that specific video to be available for others to embed.

You can change this option individually for all of your videos at any time.