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    youtube links in moodle - allowed?

    Just a couple of quick questions about youtube content in moodle -

    is it ok to put links to youtube content in moodle courses? , just wondering about any issues regarding legality etc?

    also, is it ok to insert files in to a moodle course that have been ripped\downloaded (using third party s/w) from youtube?

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    Quote Originally Posted by philtomo-25 View Post
    Just a couple of quick questions about youtube content in moodle -

    is it ok to put links to youtube content in moodle courses? , just wondering about any issues regarding legality etc?
    If they're making it freely available on the public internet and you're linking to it, you're fine. Be aware the links may change over time and you're at the whim of whoever uploaded the video. (small chance of being goatse'd).
    also, is it ok to insert files in to a moodle course that have been ripped\downloaded (using third party s/w) from youtube?
    That would depend on the original copyright, but most Moodles require a logon to access course content, which leads to grey areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    but most Moodles require a logon to access course content, which leads to grey areas.
    No it doesn't...

    If its infringing copyright it makes no difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    No it doesn't...

    If its infringing copyright it makes no difference.
    I meant that in the sense that "if I buy $resource for in-school use, many software vendors will let us use components (.pdfs, question sheets etc) on Moodle, because it's a closed system and not publicly available." Whereas we couldn't place it on publicly-facing areas of the school website.

    If the original video uploaded to youtube is in breach of copyright, then it's still in breach of copyright.

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