Specifically, I am reviewing a product in one of my blog posts. I don't have the resources at the moment to create a video review (or even purchase the product for review). However, a video would really be useful, I think, and helpful, and would certainly help with user experience and hence ranking. Is it ethical to use another Youtuber's video review of the same product? I'm talking a reviewer with their own affiliate link in the description below (and hence intent for income) and their personal brand on the corner of the screen.

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MikeMahaffey Premium
when I, you, or anyone else publishes a youtube video there is the option to allow it to be shared — or not. If the video has the option to share it is there for you to put on your website, and there is certainly no reason to credit the video to anyone.

The fact of the matter is that the more shares a youtube video gets the better it is likely to rank in youtube, and as it ranks from shares and views there are several positives that comes to the original creator. That's why the choice was made to allow shares.

So, not only is it ethical, it's good for everybody concerned. However, sharing videos that aren't up to be shared can get you in dire straights, and I doubt that even that is unethical.
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Vinsquest Premium
If they have the share option, you should be ok as long as you credit them as well.
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StevenRinker Premium
I'm not an expert on this subject but I 've seen people use YouTube videos on post before.

Let me know what you end up doing. I'm very interested in this subject.

Steve
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AdeRobinson Premium
I decided on going with how I "feel" on the matter. I am aware that a YTer who has a video that can be "shared" and thus embedded is actually allowing you to do so for your blog. But the video is also created for the intent of generating affiliate income for the YTer and for their own brand and business. The way I think about it is this: I am not engage in any "business" with the YTer, there is no real agreement for me providing them with a "brand boost" in exchange for use of their content on my site. Because of the sort of site that I run, I prefer that there be an agreement of sorts established for mutual benefit, and preserve the "purity" of the review content for my users. What a lot of review sites have, that I notice, are either videos they created themselves, or videos from manufacturers of the products they are using, but not normally another third party review site. This is my understanding at the moment. And how I feel, as I said, is to either use the official YT videos of the manufacturer, if present, or pass on it if all I can find are other YT reviewers.
Another potential option is to use a "user review" "unboxing" sort of video that has no intent for business.
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CJParr Premium
Are you embedding their video into your page?
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AdeRobinson Premium
From the Youtube share button, yes.
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CJParr Premium
I think it should be fine, as long as you don't claim the video as your own. If you are not sure you can always ask the owner for permission
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CJParr Premium
From the Youtube User agreement
D. You agree not to use the Service for any of the following commercial uses unless you obtain YouTube's prior written approval:

the sale of access to the Service;

the sale of advertising, sponsorships, or promotions placed on or within the Service or Content; or

the sale of advertising, sponsorships, or promotions on any page of an ad-enabled blog or website containing Content delivered via the Service, unless other material not obtained from YouTube appears on the same page and is of sufficient value to be the basis for such sales.

E. Prohibited commercial uses do not include:

showing YouTube videos through the Embeddable Player on an ad-enabled blog or website, subject to the advertising restrictions set forth above in Section 4.D;


As far as I can tell, as long as you are not using the video to sell advertising, sponsorships or promotions you are allowed to have it on your website using the embedded player that youtube provides.
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AdeRobinson Premium
Thanks for your response! Please see my response to StevenRinker's comment, let me know what you think. Thanks.
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CJParr Premium
I don't think you are obliged to have an agreement. When a user also uploads a video the are agreeing to the term of service, which enables you to embed a video on your site. But if you think it is best for your site, it is always better to ask permission from the content owner
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tony2017 Premium
How to use other people's youtube video clips on my videos and avoid copyright?
How much of someone's youtube video can I use in my youtube video?
Please see this article found in Quora.com which may answer your question!

https://www.quora.com/How-much-of-someones-youtube-video-can-I-use-in-my-youtube-video

Tony
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Igor13 Premium
I think the best way is to take care of copyright and if necessary contact the author and just ask to receive to right to use that video for more purposes.
Otherways, it is important to go through the copyright policy!
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