Are TEDTalks and TEDxTokyo presentations copyrighted?
Yes. Both are distributed under a Creative Commons (CC) license. The CC license doesn’t replace copyright—which remains undivided with TED Conferences LLC—but it makes the terms more flexible. Anyone is free to share the videos on TEDxTokyo.com with friends, and republish or embed them on their website using the standard embed code found under each video on YouTube.
However, your use of these videos must be within the terms of the CC license “Attribution—Noncommercial—Nonderivative.” This license allows you to reproduce, distribute, display or perform publicly TEDTalks and TEDxTokyo presentations as long as you follow these guidelines:
Attribution: You must explicitly reference TED and/or TEDxTokyo as the original source of the materials, and TED’s logos and visuals as well as those of the TEDTalks sponsors must remain untouched and unedited.
Noncommercial: You cannot use TEDTalks or TEDxTokyo presentations (or any parts of them) for commercial purposes.
Nonderivative: You cannot edit, remix, cut, or otherwise alter the videos in any way.
These conditions can be modified only after receiving the explicit permission of the copyright holder (TED Conferences LLC). The complete text of the license can be seen on the Creative Commons (CC) license page.
Can I repost or republish TEDTalks and TEDxTokyo presentations on my site or blog?
Yes, we encourage you to share TEDTalks and TEDxTokyo presentations widely, as long as you comply with the terms of the Creative Commons license outlined above (in the section “Are TEDTalks and TEDxTokyo presentations copyrighted?”) and add a visible link back to TED.com or TEDxTokyo, as appropriate.
Can I show TEDTalks and TEDxTokyo presentations to groups, such as at a conference or in the classroom?
Yes, as long as you comply with the terms of the Creative Commons license outlined above in the section “Are TEDTalks and TEDxTokyo presentations copyrighted?” In fact, we encourage you to find creative ways to share TEDTalks and TEDxTokyo presentations with your friends, family, students, colleagues, and communities. (See “10 Ways to Spread TED.”)
Please note that the talks must be shown unedited, including the TED visuals, those of the partner conferences, and those of the relevant TEDTalks or TEDxTokyo sponsors, as well as the copyright information, and only within the scope of a noncommercial event. We know of a number of teachers that use TEDTalks to stimulate discussions with their students or to complement course materials, and encourage you to do so as well.
If you wish to use TEDTalks or TEDxTokyo presentations in a commercial context, please contact us with a motivated request for permission.
Can I edit and remix TEDTalks and TEDxTokyo presentations?
No. As mentioned in the section “Are TEDTalks and TEDxTokyo presentations copyrighted?” above, the Creative Commons license clearly states that “derivative works” of any kind (edits, cuts, remixes, mashups, and so on) are not allowed. If you discover edited or modified versions of TEDTalks or TEDxTokyo presentations distributed online or used elsewhere, please inform us immediately.
Can I translate TEDTalks and TEDxTokyo presentations?
Yes, but if you intend to repost your translation as a subtitled video, the way you share the video must comply with the sharing and broadcast guidelines noted on this page. (On request, TED can provide official English transcriptions of TEDTalks and TEDxTokyo presentations to aid your translation.) TED and TEDxTokyo reserve the right to repurpose, edit or broadcast your translation and publish it as a transcript or as subtitles. We prefer that translated subtitles of TEDTalks and TEDxTokyo presentations be made available in the .SRT file format. We also ask that you send us any translations you complete. To send us a translation or request more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.