Copyright & YouTube
Edpuzzle streams videos from YouTube using their embed APIs, which means that we (you included) are in compliance with YouTube's terms of service. If a video is removed from YouTube for copyright infringement, it will also automatically be removed from Edpuzzle.
The original video still accumulates YouTube views when it's watched on Edpuzzle, because we don't use the auto-play embed. This means that the user has to click "play" in order to watch the video and it's verified that someone is actually watching it (and it's not just automatically playing).
Through YouTube's embed API, pop-up banner ads may still appear in the Edpuzzle video. This is important if the owner of the video is making money from advertisers, to assure their video content and ads are being seen. Again, this is in compliance with YouTube regulations, as long as the owner isn't making money directly off of video content that you don't own.
How to report copyright infringement
Our policy per our Terms of Service is to respond to notifications of alleged copyright infringement according to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If your copyright-protected work was posted on Edpuzzle without authorization, you may submit a copyright infringement notification. The fastest and simplest way to submit a copyright takedown notice is through the form attached to the bottom of this article. You'll need to fill it out, sign it and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure to consider whether fair use, fair dealing, or a similar exception to copyright applies before you submit the form. These requests should only be sent by the copyright owner or an agent authorized to act on the owner's behalf.
If users upload videos that violate copyright laws, we'll remove the videos and will be forced to delete the accounts of users with multiple violations (or even first-time offenders, if deemed appropriate).