If you are looking to reprint, republish, or reuse our editorial content, we may require that you procure a license. The information below provides answers to some of the most frequent licensing requests we receive, guidelines for circumstances when you may not need to reach out to us directly for a license, and details about situations when we may be unable to respond to your requests.
What can I do with GameTopSecret editorial content without a license?
There are several ways you can share our content that does not require a license or permission from us. For example:
- Share our content by using the integrated share tools where it was published (e.g. the share button or embed codes on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube).
- Add our YouTube videos in your YouTube playlist.
- Post our headline and a link back to where our content was originally published on our websites or social media channels.
May I use your editorial content in a classroom for non-commercial educational use?
GameTopSecret publishes an array of original work in audio, video, and written formats. We know that much of this material fits well into a classroom curriculum and may provide valuable insight for students. Consequently, we permit educational use of GameTopSecret editorial content under the guidelines below. These guidelines apply for nonprofit, noncommercial educational use only (e.g. a high school, college, or university). Please note: Commercial educational publishers (e.g. textbook publishers), events that require tickets, entrance fees, or are for the purpose of raising money or promoting a cause, or any commercial use, do not qualify for permitted use under these terms. Such use must submit a request for a license.
- You may show our editorial videos to your students, but videos may only be accessed via the platform where they were originally published by GameTopSecret (e.g. on YouTube). Although we appreciate that firewalls and technological barriers can sometimes limit a student’s access to such platforms, unfortunately we are unable to facilitate alternate methods for you or your students to access the videos (e.g. requests for DVDs or downloadable video files).
- You may provide print handouts of editorial articles from our websites on a limited basis in classrooms with no more than 150 students. Classrooms with a higher volume use should contact us with their request. Hand-outs must not alter or edit the original context of the article in any way. Hand-outs must be print only, may not be posted for download or display on Google Classroom, Power Schools or any other similar tool, and may not be republished on any websites or digital platforms. Attribution should be maintained on all hand-outs, and should include the name of the website, writer, original publication date, and URL for the original article.
To the extent your educational institution requires you to demonstrate that you have permission for your use, please show them this page.
May I translate and republish your work on my YouTube channel/social media/blog?
We love that you love our content and want to share it with your communities. However, we do not grant individuals permission to translate and reprint, repost, or upload our content on personal YouTube channels, social media, blogs, websites, etc. Please note that any unauthorized translations and publications of our work will be treated as a violation of our intellectual property rights and be dealt with accordingly. From time to time, our content may be published on a platform that enables community translations through the services of that tool (e.g. YouTube’s community translations). You must comply with the guidelines for use of that translation tool at all times. We do not approve translations sent to us directly or respond to requests for such tools to be enabled.
My question is not answered here. How do I license GameTopSecret editorial content?
We evaluate requests to license images, articles, podcasts, and videos on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in re-using our editorial content and your proposed use is not covered in these guidelines, please fill out this form. Please note that such requests typically require a licensing fee and a signed license agreement.