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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by deuter, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. deuter

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    Given this is the first time really that Iam making videos, embedding music from artist like Michael Jackson and uploading to YouTube is that ok ?

    Would I be breaching any piracy laws ?


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  2. chessman

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    You'd maybe get away with it for a while. YouTube would be the first to pull it on infringement of copyright grounds in addition to any other busy-bodies who enjoy sticking their oar in. That's the reality these days. Too many people with not enough to do to while their days away lol.
    I had this same dilemma a few days back. Ended up downloading some free music from www.freemusicarchive.org
    Some was a bit too electronic but there was some good stuff in between. You have to listen to the samples.
    Good luck
     
  3. chessman

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    Tip: if you don't want to make the same mistake I did, search for music at least the length of your video lol
    Else it'll end prematurely, or you'll have to loop the track which isn't ideal.
    I searched for tracks over 9 minutes long as my video was 8.30.
     
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    The great majority of popular tracks all that will happen is youtube mention the copyright and adverts for the tune may appear.
    That's it.
    You can't monetise it but you may as well forget that as you would rarely make more than $0.10 on a video anyway.
    Very occasionally audio will be blocked or blocked in some countries - usually Germany.
    If that happens switch to one of their own ghastly tunes.
    It's kind of annoying you can't check out the status before rendering and uploading with what you would like to use.

    There's a slight risk of future changes - this happened a few years ago when almost everything was muted for a few weeks.
    I had a video from in a vehicle and the radio was on - you could just about make out the tune and they even muted that for a while.

    It's still often best to avoid anything very 'current' - more likely to be blocked - but also popular music tends to be rather personal and your choice might not have wider appeal or even be downright embarrassing a year or two later.
    Best to look out for more timeless classical sounding pieces which often suit aerial scenes anyway.
     
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    What I have done as well is to hook up with a local musician - he enjoys recording his stuff and gives me the MP4 files for free to add to the clips - it was his suggestion. Bloody brilliant!

    Like this



     
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  8. msinger

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    Got a link to a credible source that backs this up?
     
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  9. rene van der meer

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    msinger, I am sorry but couldn't find a link.
    On the other hand, It doesn't seem sense to sue someone for a very short piece of music.
    Especially if you are not posting commercially, like the most of us, I suspect the companies that own the rights will be very forgiving.
     
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    Youtube has a great resource for checking whether copyrighted popular music can be used and you'd be surprised just what tracks you can use provided you are happy for ads from the copyright owners to be appear and not all videos can be played in all countries, Germany is probably the worst.

    It is tricky to access but use their Audio Library which is available in your video manager within Youtube under the Create link on the left hand side - YouTube.

    From there you can search by track or artist and it'll tell you whether it will be monetised, whether it is allowed and in what countries.

    Obviously just heed the warning on Youtube that copyright owners can change their policy as someone else pointed out on this thread. And you will receive an email from Youtube explaining the copyright owner is asserting their right to monetise but nothing to worry about.

    I also use soundcloud.com as you can find some great tracks on there but be careful as not all tracks can be used royalty free.

    In terms of the 30 second thing, I actually found that 15 second instagram shorts are fine, but 30 seconds will always get picked up. I would always recommend using the Youtube audio library above to check.
     
  11. msinger

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    Stealing is stealing. You cannot go into your local grocery store and take just a few sips of soda -- even if you are deathly thirsty ;)
     
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    That is a great idea combining 2 different artists work!!
     
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    I do!!
     
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    As long as you wipe the top of the bottle for the next person I think its OK ;-)
     
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  15. ELHEAPO

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    yeah defo just because your "borrowing" some "soda" as the yanks say ;), you dont have to be unhygienic!!