Terms

Are INKTalks copyrighted? 

Yes. INKTalks are distributed under a Creative Commons (CC) license. This doesn't replace copyright -- which remains undivided with The INK Conference -- but it makes the terms more flexible. Anyone is free to download the videos from INKTalks.com; share them with friends; republish or embed them on their website or blog. But this use must be made within the terms of the CC license "Attribution -- NonCommercial -- NonDerivative." 

This Creative Commons license allows you to reproduce, distribute, display or perform publicly the INKTalks as long as you follow these guidelines: 

Attribution: You reference explicitly The INK Conference, in association with TED, as the original source of the materials, and INK's logos and visuals as well as those of the INKTalks sponsors remain untouched and unedited. 

NonCommercial: You can't use INKTalks (or any parts of them) for commercial purposes. 

NonDerivative: You cannot alter the videos in any way (edit, remix, cut, etc).
These conditions can be modified only by explicit permission of the copyright holder (The INK Conference, in association with TED). The complete text of the license can be seen on the Creative Commons (CC) license. 

Can I repost or republish INKTalks on my site or blog? 

Yes, we encourage you to share INKTalks widely -- as long as you comply with the terms of the Creative Commons license outlined above (See: "Are INKTalks copyrighted?") and add a visible link back to INKTalks.com. 

Can I project INKTalks to a group of people? 

Yes, as long as you comply with the terms of the Creative Commons license outlined above (See: "Are INKTalks copyrighted?"). In fact, we encourage you to find creative ways to share INKTalks with your friends, family, students, colleagues, and communities. 

Can I show INKTalks during my conference? 

Yes, as long as you comply with the terms of the Creative Commons license outlined above (See: "Are INKTalks copyrighted?"). In particular, the talks must be shown unedited, including the INK visuals, those of the INKTalks sponsor, as well as the copyright information, and only within the scope of a non-commercial event. If you wish to use INKTalks in a commercial context, please contact us (nandini@inktalks.com) with a motivated request for permission. 

Can I use INKTalks in my classroom? 

Yes, as long as you comply with the terms of the Creative Commons license outlined above (See: "Are INKTalks copyrighted?"). We encourage teachers to use INKTalks to stimulate discussions with their students or to complement course materials.

Can I re-edit and remix INKTalks? 

No. Our Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license (See: "Are INKTalks copyrighted?") clearly states that "derivative works" of any kind (edits, cuts, re-mixes, mashups, etc) are not allowed. If you discover edited or modified versions of INKTalks distributed online or used elsewhere, be aware that this is illegal and please inform us. 

Can I translate INKTalks? 

We would like INKTalks to be available in all Indian languages to start with. If you are interested in translating some of our talks into any Indian languages please write to us at nandini@inktalks.com 

Documentary use

Documentary filmmakers can use excerpts of INKTalks within their films, provided the speaker agrees. The INK Conference, in association with TED, must secure permission from each individual speaker for any use not produced by INK. 

In order for us to approach the speaker with the request, you must provide INK with a brief from the filmmaker on the intended use of the footage, the film's perspective/point of view, and distribution plan. We also like to see brief bios on the creative team (producer, director, etc). 

If the speaker agrees, we will provide the filmmaker with footage on a data DVD in one of our standard formats (any needed conversion will be the filmmakers' responsibility). 

No licensing fees are charged, but the footage must be accompanied by an on-screen credit (generally a lower-third) referencing INKTalks.com. We prefer the language "Full talk available at INKTalks.com"

For media & press queries, please see our Press section.