Evening all - pretty new to this whole blogging thing, and I've got a question regarding content I can and can't publish.
Basically I'm running a reviews / rants / pop culture / portfolio blog and I'm planning to hopefully run a couple of features in future - my question revolves around Youtube videos, and what I'm permitted to embed on my site under law, TOS, etc. For my movie reviews I'd like to introduce a trailer for the film I'm analysing as a visual header for each post, and I'm also interested in running a few 'countdown' features based around film, TV, animation and gaming (where I'd also like to include footage from Youtube in my posts where possible).
My issue is - and I'm not going through with the above plans until I get clearance, I'm a good lad, honest - where do I stand on embedding footage from works like the above mentioned on my blog? I understand YouTube has an embedding policy whereby if a video owner wants to restrict sharing, embedding will be unavailable - however, what if I were to embed a video uploaded by someone who isn't the original copyright holder or creator of the work (ie a 'Let's Play' of an ancient NES game, or an intro from an old cartoon)? Where possible, I plan to embed videos directly from the creative or copyright holder's source - but if I were to effectively repost a video uploaded by a third party on YouTube, am I breaking the same laws / rules? (I'm not suggesting at all that I'll go about this without being clear on the matter as I'm very, VERY careful - when I performed in a singing contest a few months back I drove a few folks organising the show mad after trying to find out if they had a valid PRS licence for me to perform my songs!! I've actually amended a couple of posts which had embedded trailers after I'd thought about these implications.)
I understand this has probably been asked elsewhere before, I've searched through and found a few similar queries but none with resolutions to answer my particular issue here. I'd love to get some feedback so I know where I stand and so I can avoid treading on anyone's legal toes!
Phew, long one. Good luck sifting through that! Thanks in advance! ;)
The blog I need help with is grahamthecat.wordpress.com.