Due to issues that have been raised recently, we have seen it necessary to change one of our rules on the forums.
7. COPYRIGHTED FOOTAGE[/u]: Do not provide links to or provide directly downloadable copyrighted footage or other media. Do not make threads or posts requesting downloadable copyrighted media of any type. This includes themes. Do not embed WWE-copyrighted video that is not from the account of www.youtube.com/wwefannation Failure to abide by this may result in an instant ban or a suspension of account privileges.
This may seem extreme or unfair but it is necessary. Warnings, bannings, and suspensions will not be retroactive as of this announcement and a day or so afterwards. Regardless, please use the 'Notify Moderator' button whenever you see embedded WWE video from a non-official source. This will help us target the posts much more quickly than searching every thread in every forum. Posts made with embedded video will be deleted.
Please direct all questions to the current AskaMod thread in Off-Topic.
This includes all footage from the companies listed here
Post by Mister Pigwell on Aug 2, 2010 16:54:19 GMT -5
Update, August 2nd 2010:
We are now handing out warnings to those not abiding by this rule. Prior offenses will not result in a warning or ban, only current and future offenses.
There have been many questions asking for clarification on this rule, so:
Do not embed or link to any WWE-owned videos unless they are from WWE's official YouTube source. This includes matches, promos, themes and entrances, commercials, tribute videos with footage owned by WWE, and footage from other organizations now under the umbrella of WWE such as ECW and WCW. You may link to videos on WWE.com.
Right now, as we wait for further clarification from officials at ProBoards, we are extending the rule to linking (even broken linking such as www. youtube. com/randomvideo URL ) to attempt to cover all the bases. We are aware that this is not a popular solution, it is not particularly happy on our end as well. It's how the situation is being handled currently. If it changes further we will make another announcement on the subject.
Another quick note to non-American citizens: We are aware that the vast majority of WWE's YouTube library is not available to those outside the United States. We are not in control of that, and it has no bearing on our enforcement of this ruling.
That’s right. After much thought and long debate we have decided to make a change to the current WWE video rule. Going forward you may post the LINK to a video that WWE owns but is not on an official WWE site, however only WWE owned video may be embedded (obviously this effects only WWE owned material, TNA, ROH and anything else stays the same). Any video you link to must still fall within the Rules (no nudity, language warnings if needed, no linking to full shows and so on). Warnings from the previous rule still stand and will be on record.
So to be clear, anything WWE owned from an official WWE source (Youtube.com/WWE or Youtube.com/WWEFanNation) may be embedded using the [youtube][/youtube] tags. Anything WWE owned from any other source must be linked to. If you have any doubt to whether it can be embedded, don't take a chance, just link to it.
Post by Kash Flagg on Aug 23, 2012 18:04:01 GMT -5
There seems to be some confusion so let me see if I can clear it up.
You CAN embed:
Youtube videos from WWEfannation or their official youtube channel. These are the ONLY WWE videos you can embed.
You CAN Link:
WWE videos not from official WWE sources. That includes themes, matches, promos. Links only.
You CANNOT Link OR Embed:
Full ppv's or show. Either one video or in parts. Don't get us in trouble.
Single matches are alright but don't go posting an entire RAW or ppv. We will be handing out warnings if people can't follow these rules. If I'm not making any sense, please PM me or go to Ask a mod. Thank you.