Can I use other people's content in my course?

As the course creator you retain copyright to all of your content uploaded to Thinkific, but how about if you're looking to use someone else's content (e.g. a video from YouTube) within your course?

The best policy for this is always to obtain permission from the original creator of the content - they'll be able to let you know if they're OK with you using their content and how they'd like to be credited.

So provided that you first, gain the author's permission, and second, credit them somewhere within your course (according to their wishes), you should be fine.

(Please note that copyright of your Thinkific site and courses is attributed to you as the site owner, and so we are unable to provide assistance with any disputes around content ownership - i.e. this is friendly advice rather than legal advice!)

do site clients retain ownership rights to content?

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Hi Steve!

Absolutely - we don't make any claims on your content, the copyright stays with you :)

If you preview your site you'll see the copyright line at the bottom of the page - it's based on your Site Name, so you can head to the Basic Settings page to change that if you need to.

Happy to help if you have any further questions at all.



I am getting permission from someone to use their Youtube video. How do I save that to my computer to download to my course that I am building?

Hi Gary!

YouTube doesn't provide the option to download videos, so what I'd recommend is simply embedding the YouTube video into your course. You can create a Text lesson and then use the "Insert Video" button to do that:



I am not an educator, and I don't plan to create my own content. I am an affiliate marketer and am a member of Share a Sale, who handles the company Cousera. They have content from high-end universities and I need a platform to sell these courses. Will the Site Builder platform work for me?


Paul Davidson

Hi Paul!

Coursera itself is an online course platform, so you shouldn't need another platform too. I'd recommend reaching out to Share A Sale/Coursera to check on that.

Happy to help if you have any further questions at all.



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