In researching the topic of showing Youtube videos in church services I ran upon a few things:
What CCLI says:
- what ccli says
- What youtube's terms say
- is there a contradiction in youtube's terms?
ht tp : / / w w w .ccli. ie/faqs/ faq.cfm?id=526 (spaces added to allow, it took me a while to run across that, probably not to hard to find in reality though)
Do we require a licence to show downloaded video in church? Can we use YouTube in church? Sunday May 9, 2010 |
You would need to obtain direct permission from any web-page you download video. YouTube's terms state their site is for private use only.
What youtube's terms say:
In section 5. B.
5. Your Use of Content |
In addition to the general restrictions above, the following restrictions and conditions apply specifically to your use of Content[...]
B. Content is provided to you AS IS. You may access Content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the Service and as permitted under these Terms of Service. You shall not download any Content unless you see a “download” or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content. You shall not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any Content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of YouTube or the respective licensors of the Content. YouTube and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Service and the Content.
in section 6. C.
6. Your Content and Conduct [...] |
C. For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your Content. However, by submitting Content to YouTube, you hereby grant YouTube a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Content in connection with the Service and YouTube's (and its successors' and affiliates') business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of the Service a non-exclusive license to access your Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such Content as permitted through the functionality of the Service and under these Terms of Service. The above licenses granted by you in video Content you submit to the Service terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your videos from the Service. You understand and agree, however, that YouTube may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of your videos that have been removed or deleted. The above licenses granted by you in user comments you submit are perpetual and irrevocable.
bold mine The possible contradiction:
It seems that youtubes terms prohibit users from "display"ing their content, and further states it is for "personal use." However, does youtubes terms give room for "display and perform"ance in section 6 where it states what permissions are give not only to youtube but to youtube's users?
So, as it pertains to churches using youtube in their services, how does the above info weigh in? My first thought is "personal use" would reign here and would prohibit church's from "display"ing youtube videos (i.e. streaming youtube videos in a web browser during a church service.)
What do you all think? I've wandered around this issue for a while, did some digging and haven't seen anyone deal with what the policies actually say yet. Maybe they have, my apologies if so. So, what do you think?