MIT Video is a video aggregation service that collects and displays references to videos created by the MIT Community, including MIT students, faculty and staff, as well as external copyright holders.
MIT Video does not provide a mechanism for members of the MIT Community or external Users to upload or add video files directly to this website. Rather, MIT Video references and embeds videos from external, third-party websites and services, such as YouTube and Vimeo, and other MIT websites, such as MIT's TechTV. Although Users can access these videos via the MIT Video site, they are not hosted on servers controlled or maintained by MIT Video.
For each video shown on MIT Video, when available, MIT Video posts source information concerning the video, including the identity of the video host (herein, "Source") and the corresponding licensing terms, if any, under which the video is offered.
You understand that when using the MIT Video Network, you will be exposed to content provided by third parties not under MIT's control ("User Submitted Media") from a variety of sources, and that MIT is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submitted Media. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Submitted Media that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against MIT with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold MIT, its Owners/Operators, affiliates, and/or licensors, harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the site.
In order to access some features of the MIT Video Network, you will have to create an account. You may never use another user's account without permission. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You must notify MIT Video immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. Although MIT will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of MIT or others due to such unauthorized use.
You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation "robots," "spiders," "offline readers," etc., that accesses the MIT Video Network in a manner that sends more request messages to the MIT Video Network servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, MIT grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. MIT reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the MIT Video Network, nor to use the communication systems provided by the MIT Video Network for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the MIT Video Network with respect to their User Submitted Media.
WARNING: Even if you are old enough to use the MIT Video Network and/or have your parent's or guardian's permission, some of the content available within the MIT Video Network may not be appropriate for you. Some content may contain mature subject matter. If you are under 18, do not view such content.
Your use of the MIT Video Network is subject to your ongoing compliance with these Terms and Conditions. You acknowledge and agree that MIT may terminate and/or suspend your access to any portion of the MIT Video Network for any reason, including your failure to comply with these Terms and Conditions or any other guidelines and rules published by MIT. Any such termination or suspension shall be in MIT's sole discretion and may occur without prior notice, or any notice. MIT further reserves the right to terminate or suspend any user's access to MIT or to any portion of the MIT Video Network for any conduct that MIT, in its sole discretion, believes is or may be directly or indirectly harmful to other users, to MIT or its subsidiaries, affiliates, or business contractors, or to other third parties, or for any conduct that violates any local, state, federal, or foreign laws or regulations. MIT further reserves the right to terminate or suspend any user's access to the MIT Video Network for any reason or for no reason at all, in MIT's sole discretion, without prior notice.
You acknowledge and agree that by using the MIT Video Network, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. You further acknowledge and agree that the Services and the Content may contain errors or omissions. You acknowledge and agree that MIT does not screen or review videos that are accessible via the MIT Video Network to determine whether it contains false or defamatory material, or material which is offensive, indecent, objectionable, or which contains errors or omissions. Under no circumstances will MIT be liable in any way for any user or other third party Content, including, but not limited to, for any defamation, falsehoods, errors or omissions in any such Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use or publication of any such Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the MIT Video Network. MIT does not guarantee that any Content will be to your satisfaction.
You acknowledge and agree that your rights to view the publisher content that you access via the MIT Video Network are strictly limited to the terms imposed by the owner of that content as set forth on the webpage that hosts the content..Except as permitted expressly by such rights, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, publish, transmit, transfer or sell, maintain, retain, create derivative works from, distribute or re-distribute, perform, link, display or in any way exploit any Content accessed via the MIT Video Network, including, without limitation, by incorporating data and or Content from the Service into any e-mail, search, catalogue, directory, or other "white pages" products or service, whether browser-based, based on proprietary client-site applications, web-based, or otherwise. You understand, agree and acknowledge that engaging in any of the aforementioned conduct may constitute a crime and/or other form of unlawful behavior for which you may be held criminally and/or civilly liable.
In using the MIT Video Network, you must behave in a civil and respectful manner at all times. Further, you will not:
MIT has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor all conduct on and content submitted to the MIT Video Network.
MIT Video Network reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the services offered by MIT Video Network at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
MIT and MIT Video respect the intellectual property rights of the providers of content that can be accessed via MIT Video, and it expects that members of the MIT Community and external Users who upload videos will do the same. If you believe that copyrighted material is being used without authorization in a video that can be accessed via MIT Video, you may contact us as follows:
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 11-400
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Upon receipt of written notice certifying that (i) you (or someone who has delegated to you authority to act on their behalf) are the owner of copyrighted material contained in a video that can be accessed via MIT Video and (ii) you believe, in good faith, that such material is being used without authorization, MIT Video will expeditiously disable access to that video through the MIT Video website. Please include in your notice reasonably sufficient information to enable MIT Video to locate the video in question. You must also include your contact information (e-mail address and phone number) in case MIT Video needs to communicate with you further.
Although MIT Video will disable access to allegedly infringing videos via the MIT Video website, because it merely acts as an aggregation service and such videos are hosted on servers neither controlled nor maintained by MIT Video, MIT Video cannot completely disable access to a video via the Source or another video aggregators. Please consult the copyright policies of the respective Source(s) to determine how to remove videos from their site(s). Links to additional copyright policies for common Sources of videos that can be accessed via MIT Video are below:
The non-video content on the MIT Video Network site, including without limitation, the logo, text, software, graphics and images, is owned by or licensed to MIT, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States Copyright Act and trademark laws, foreign laws, and international conventions. MIT reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the website and said content. Other than as expressly permitted, you may not engage in the unauthorized use, copying, or distribution of any of said content.
In accessing the MIT Video Network site, you agree that you do so only for your own personal, educational, or non-commercial use. Unless otherwise stated, you may not distribute, transmit, broadcast, commercially exploit or modify in any way the site's material or content or permit or assist any third party to do the same. The MIT Video Network site includes a combination of content that we license from third-party partners and content that is created and posted by our users. All of the content on the MIT Video Network site is protected by our copyrights, the copyrights of our partners and/or the copyrights of the user who posted such materials. Materials submitted to MIT Video Network may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
MIT Video Network does not endorse or entirely control the content, messages or information found in any user-generated content and, therefore, MIT Video Network specifically disclaims any liability with regard to such user-generated content and any actions resulting from such user-generated content.
You agree to use the services provided by MIT Video Network only for their intended, lawful purposes and in accordance with all applicable laws. You agree not to use MIT Video Network in any manner that interferes with its normal operation or with any other users use and enjoyment thereof. You further agree that you will not access MIT Video Network by any means except through interfaces provided by MIT Video Network and that you will not access MIT Video Network from any territory where its contents are illegal.
MIT Video Network may contain links to other websites not affiliated with MIT (Linked Sites). The Linked Sites are not under the control of MIT, and MIT is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation, any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. MIT is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. MIT Video Network is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by MIT or any association with its operators.
If you decide to visit any Linked Site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. MIT does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, services or information on, or available from, third party websites or material. MIT is not responsible for any damage, loss or offense caused by, or in connection with, any content, advertising, products, services or information available on such websites or material. Any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings are solely between you and the relevant provider of the service. MIT does not claim any legal authorization to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through a Linked Site.
MIT disclaims all liability for any legal or other consequences (including claims for infringement of third party rights) of links made to this site on websites not affiliated with MIT Video Network.
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The information and other materials included on this site may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors. MIT does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information and materials or the reliability of any statement or other information displayed or distributed through the site (including, without limitation, the information provided through the use of any software or any user-generated content). You acknowledge that any reliance on any such statement or information shall be at your sole risk. MIT reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any part of the site and to make changes to the site and to the materials, products, programs, services or prices described in the site at any time without notice.
MIT does not warrant that the functions contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. MIT does not represent the full functionality, accuracy or reliability of any material. MIT may terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of this site, including the availability of any features of the site, at any time without notice or liability.
MIT makes no representation that materials on this site are appropriate or available for use at other locations outside of the United States and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is strictly prohibited. If you access this site from a location outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws.
You may contact us as follows:
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Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Last Updated: February 1, 2012