Questions

Are TED Talks and TEDxFukuoka 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 TEDxFukuoka.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 TED Talks and TEDxFukuoka presentations as long as you follow these guidelines:

Attribution: You must explicitly reference TED and/or TEDxFukuoka as the original source of the materials, and TED’s logos and visuals as well as those of the TED Talks sponsors must remain untouched and unedited.

Noncommercial: You cannot use TED Talks or TEDxFukuoka 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 TED Talks and TEDxFukuoka presentations on my site or blog?

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

Can I show TED Talks and TEDxFukuoka 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 TED Talks and TEDxFukuoka presentations copyrighted?” In fact, we encourage you to find creative ways to share TED Talks and TEDxFukuoka 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 TED Talks or TEDxFukuoka 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 TED Talks to stimulate discussions with their students or to complement course materials, and encourage you to do so as well.

If you wish to use TED Talks or TEDxFukuoka presentations in a commercial context, please contact us with a request for permission.

Can I edit and remix TED Talks and TEDxFukuoka presentations?

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

Can I translate TEDTalks and TEDxFukuoka presentations?

Yes! TEDx Talks are subtitled with the help of the Open Translation Project, a global volunteer effort to subtitle TED, TED-Ed and TEDx Talks, and enable the inspiring ideas in them to crisscross languages and borders.

Structured and timed subtitles are created on our subtitling platform Amara.org. To learn more about the OTP, and find out how you can join, please go to: http://www.ted.com/participate/translate.

Usage

Use on TV Programs

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

In order to 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.tedxfukuoka.com if a TEDxFukuoka 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.tedxfukuoka.com” in the case of TEDxFukuoka presentations.

Documentary Use

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

In order to approach the speaker with a valid request, you must provide TED and/or TEDxFukuoka 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.tedxfukuoka.com if a TEDxFukuoka 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.tedxfukuoka.com” in the case of TEDxFukuoka 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 TEDxFukuoka—should include the information outlined above and be directed to Laura Galloway at laura@gallowaymediagroup.com. Press passes to TED and TEDxFukuoka 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 TEDxFukuoka are made prior to specific events and activities.

 

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