附1: About this site and copyright issue

IX. Sentence and ClauseTypesStructure, and Common Problems

Featuring educational materials (mainly Youtube videos in English), English Grammar
English Academic Writing and English Conversation are non-profit websites that aim to provide convenient and cross-referential platforms to facilitate English teaching and learning for those who are interested in them. 

1. Featuring educational materials (mainly Youtube videos in English) for people to learn English at home, my non-profit websites do not own the embedded videos. Following Youtube regulations on fair use, I use Youtube embed codes for each embedding and point out its source by embodying within it a hyperlink which leads to the homepage of the video owner's Youtube channel. (If you like the videos made by certain teachers or channels, consider subscribing to their Youtube channels.)

2. Attempting to avoid any possible copyright infringement, I have tried to contact the owners of the embedded videos for their permission (click to view the complete list). I promised to take their videos out if they didn’t want their videos to be embedded on my sites. So far, I have received many positive and generous responses; and even though some mails remain unanswered, fortunately, I haven’t received any complaints. I’m deeply grateful for the generosity I’ve received so far. (Thank you all for helping me in making these learning sites better and better.) As I have often been distracted by other things that I have to tend and don’t have much time to do this contacting work, I apologize to those that I haven’t written to and will find time to reach as many video sources as possible. If you happen to be one of them and would like to contact me, Wei-Jie (Reena) Peng, for this issue, please do via reenapeng@gmail.com) 

3. I have put in a lot of time and energy, as well as consulting many websites and books, to organize and edit these learning sites. If you plan to use some materials from any of my sites, please kindly credit me, as well as the specific author and url for each Youtube video owner. Thanks!

4. I embed every video in the same manner: along with its source, the date of its publication is indicated (some videos that I embedded earlier do not have the date part; I'll add that to each of them later). For those who list a lot of web information below their Youtube videos, I keep only one web url for the sake of tidiness and fairness. (Due to some editing consideration, my English Conversation blog does not follow these rules strictly.) 

5As there are simply too many teaching videos for me to find time to finish watching each carefully, and since my selection may not seem perfect to some, there might exist some controversy over what should or should not be embedded. My policy is that unless there are a lot of English teachers finding serious flaws with certain video, I deem it inappropriate to be too judgmental toward any minor disagreement or imperfection. I deeply believe that most videos made by professional teachers, at schools or not, should be treated with respect and their contribution recognized. On the other hand, I also know that most teachers expect a qualified site to have their videos included within. If you happen to be an English teacher who finds my websites helpful and use them sometimes, please kindly let me know if you find any embedded video with “serious” flaws. When quite a few teachers hold the same opinion, I will pay special attention to that video and decide what to do. Nevertheless, let me stress the following: I believe such a scenario is unlikely to happen often and all videos embedded will be treated in the same manner and with same respect.
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