Comment on Embedding with the audio and video tags

  1. Couldn't you get in trouble if someone links copyrighted stuff with their fic? I assume Legal will have looked into it but it was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the announcement.

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    1. Hi,

      Users have always been able to link and embed content from other sites. This update simply adds additional support for those who are currently posting content hosted elsewhere. As this is not a new feature our existing policies will continue to apply.

      If anyone comes across copyrighted material linked on AO3 but hosted elsewhere, they will need to contact the hosting site to have the content removed. As our Terms of Service state: The OTW or users of its services may provide links to or content via sites that are owned or controlled by third parties, and may use such sites, including Twitter and Tumblr, to communicate information about the OTW and its family of sites. The OTW has no control over such sites or their terms of use or privacy policies, and you agree that the OTW is not responsible for and does not endorse their content, terms or availability.

      For copyrighted material hosted on AO3 users should use the 'Report Abuse' form linked at the bottom of every page and file a report. Our Policy & Abuse team will investigate and take action as needed.

      Policy & Abuse Committee

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