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Videos used in the classroom must meet the following criteria:

  • You are showing the video for educational purposes in a Centennial classroom or eCentennial course website to an audience mainly comprised of students.
  • The video is legally obtained and is not an infringing copy (e.g. personal copy, library copy).
  • You cite the source.

Can I show an online video from YouTube?

You can show YouTube videos provided that:

  • You are showing the videos for educational purposes in a Centennial classroom or eCentennial course website to an audience mainly comprised of students.
  • The copyright holder uploaded the video or gave his or her consent to upload the video. 
  • There are no clearly visible notices prohibiting educational use.
  • You cite the source.

How do I know if the video was uploaded by the rights holder? 

Visit the YouTube channel and read the About information. YouTube verifies some channels, especially those of large companies or broadcasters. Verified uploaders have a grey box with a checkmark next to their name. 

Some videos may include source attribution and a statement that no copyright infringement is intended, but they are still illegal uploads and should not be shared. 

The Standard YouTube License applies to most videos. Other rights, such as Creative Commons licences, exist.

Click "Show More" below the playback window to find licensing information for YouTube videos.

YouTube uploaders are responsible for obtaining copyright permissions for any copyright-protected material found in their videos.

For more information, visit YouTube Copyright Tips or watch this video from the YouTube Copyright School.