Questions

  1. Are TEDTalks and TEDxKyoto presentations copyrighted?
  2. Can I repost or republish TEDTalks and TEDxKyoto presentations on my site or blog?
  3. Can I show TEDTalks and TEDxKyoto presentations to groups, such as at a conference or in the classroom?
  4. Can I edit and remix TEDTalks and TEDxKyoto presentations?
  5. Can I translate TEDTalks and TEDxKyoto presentations?

Usage

  1. Use on TV Programs
  2. Documentary Use

Media Request Tip Sheet

  1. Image Requests
  2. Media Requests

Questions

Are TEDTalks and TEDxKyoto 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 download the videos from TED.com and TEDxKyoto.com, share them with friends, and republish or embed them on their website or blog.

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 TEDxKyoto presentations as long as you follow these guidelines:

Attribution: You must explicitly reference TED and/or TEDxKyoto 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 TEDxKyoto 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 TEDxKyoto presentations on my site or blog?

Yes, we encourage you to share TEDTalks and TEDxKyoto presentations widely, as long as you comply with the terms of the Creative Commons license outlined above (in the section “Are TEDTalks and TEDxKyoto presentations copyrighted?”) and add a visible link back to TED.com or TEDxKyoto, as appropriate.

Can I show TEDTalks and TEDxKyoto 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 TEDxKyoto presentations copyrighted?” In fact, we encourage you to find creative ways to share TEDTalks and TEDxKyoto 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 TEDxKyoto 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 TEDxKyoto presentations in a commercial context, please contact us with a motivated request for permission.

Can I edit and remix TEDTalks and TEDxKyoto presentations?

No. As mentioned in the section “Are TEDTalks and TEDxKyoto 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 TEDxKyoto presentations distributed online or used elsewhere, please inform us immediately.

Can I translate TEDTalks and TEDxKyoto 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 TEDxKyoto presentations to aid your translation.) TED and TEDxKyoto 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 TEDxKyoto 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 subtitles@ted.com.

Usage

Use on TV Programs

If the speaker agrees, TED and TEDxKyoto will allow excerpts from TEDTalks and TEDxKyoto presentations to be aired on television. We have to secure permission from each speaker for any media use not done by TED or TEDxKyoto.

So that we can approach the speaker with a proper request, we need a brief from the producer of the media segment being developed that details the intended use of the footage. For stations outside the U.S., background on the network’s reach and point of view are also helpful.

If the speaker agrees, we will provide the desired footage on a hard drive, standard DVD or data DVD. Depending on the particular conference, the footage will be delivered in one of these formats: DVCPro NTSC, DVCPro PAL, DVCPro NTSC Anamorphic or DVCPro HD 1080i60. Any conversion needed will be the network’s responsibility.

No licensing fees will be charged, but the footage must be accompanied by an on-screen credit (generally a lower-third) referencing www.ted.com, or both www.ted.com and www.TEDxKyoto.com if a TEDxKyoto presentation is being used. We prefer the language “Full talk available at www.ted.com” or “Full talk available at www.ted.com and www.TEDxKyoto.com” in the case of TEDxKyoto presentations.

Documentary Use

Documentary filmmakers can use excerpts of TEDTalks and TEDxKyoto presentations within their films, provided the speaker agrees. TED and TEDxKyoto must secure permission from each speaker for any use outside TED.

So that we can approach the speaker with a valid request, you must provide TED and/or TEDxKyoto with a brief from the filmmaker on how the footage will be used, the film’s perspective, and your distribution plan. We would also like to see brief bios of the creative team (producer, director, and so on).

If the speaker agrees, we will provide you with the footage on a data DVD in one of our standard formats. You are responsible for any conversion required. Depending on the particular conference, the footage will be delivered in one of these formats: DVCPro NTSC, DVCPro PAL, DVCPro NTSC Anamorphic or DVCPro HD 1080i60. We do not deliver footage on tape.

No licensing fees will be charged, but the footage must be accompanied by an on-screen credit (generally a lower-third) referencing www.ted.com, or both www.ted.com and www.TEDxKyoto.com if a TEDxKyoto presentation is being used. We prefer the language “Full talk available at www.ted.com” or “Full talk available at www.ted.com and www.TEDxKyoto.com” in the case of TEDxKyoto presentations.

Media Request Tip Sheet

Image Requests

Please supply the following information when requesting images:

  • Name of publication/outlet
  • Name of requested image
  • Publication date
  • Preferred file format
  • Deadline for receipt of image

Please direct your request to Laura Galloway at:
laura@gallowaymediagroup.com

We will provide photo credit(s) along with the image(s). All photo credits we supply must run in full.

Media Requests

Please direct requests for interviews to Laura Galloway at laura@gallowaymediagroup.com. Your email should include the following information:

  • Name of publication/outlet
  • Brief background on your interview request
  • Proposed publication date
  • Your deadline

All other press requests—including requests to attend TED or TEDxKyoto—should include the information outlined above and be directed to Laura Galloway at laura@gallowaymediagroup.com.. Press passes to TED and TEDxKyoto are extremely limited, and press attendance will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Press decisions related to the main TED conference are generally made in the winter preceding the event, while those related to TEDxKyoto are made prior to specific events and activities.

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