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I'm creating a video for my institution.

It's a scientific institution, so I suppose that the video can be considered no-profit (we don't make it to sell our products but to show our scientific project).

I already searched around for explanations about the youtube standard license, but it seems there is not much clear information on that: only vague posts ( google groups or yahoo answers ) in which there is not a clear reference to the term of use (which I'm not able to read as I'm not a lawyer), while there is much documentation on the CC BY license.

So my questions are:

  1. can I use the videos marked as "youtube standard license" for this video, of course citing the source?

  2. In case I can't, do you know any other place where I can take video I can use for this non commercial purpose of makning a scientific video to show the project?

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Your best bet is to talk to a lawyer. We aren't lawyers and don't know the details of your particular jurisdiction and what might be or might not be classified as a not-for-profit organization in your jurisdiction. This is really a legal question rather than an A/V question. –  AJ Henderson Jan 28 '13 at 14:35

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I know you probably already found this link, but according to Yahoo, you will want to contact the Uploader before you try to use it. Thats what I would try. I don't think I would want my youtube videos just used by anyone who wanted to. Seems this person ran into that problem.

If a video is only using the Creative Commons License you may use it, but otherwise contact the Youtube user.

Good luck.

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You can restrict YouTube to search only those videos who have a CC licence. Just click "Filters" under the search bar, then "Creative Commons".

The concrete details of reuse are described here: http://www.youtube.com/yt/copyright/creative-commons.html

If a video is not marked as CC, then the standard YouTube license applies. To reuse such a video you have to ask the owner first.

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