I've got a pretty fun idea of a Minecraft video but I want to use a certain piece of a song for it. Since I am a Youtube Partner I do not want to get any copyright issues. Would I be allowed to use either 8 seconds or 16 seconds of this music clip without having to ask permission?
Thanks in advance.
asked Mar 21 '11 at 04:20
I don't think it matters who you are, or how long the clip is. You still are supposed to ask for permission.
There is trick people used to use awhile back though, where you speed up the audio in Audacity by 3, and Google would not be able to pick it up and there is no noticeable speed difference in the song. Try looking up on that.
answered Mar 21 '11 at 04:27
Ohhh that, you don't necessarily have to ask for permission of the song, just put the following text in the video description and youtube will not take it out:
NO INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT IS INTENDED THE USE OF ANY COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL IS USED UNDER THE GUIDELINES OF "FAIR USE" IN TITLE 17 § 107 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE. SUCH MATERIAL REMAINS THE COPYRIGHT OF THE ORIGINAL HOLDER AND IS USED HERE FOR THE PURPOSES OF EDUCATION, COMPARISON, AND CRITICISM ONLY.
Yeah also put the name of the artist in the description ;], this is a trick us that do guitar covers on youtube use :)
answered Mar 21 '11 at 05:38
I am a YouTube partner as well, and the contract strictly says that you cannot use any music unless you have the rights to use it.
Here's th thing though, I only ask for permission when I want to enable the song for commercial use (revenue). If I don't plan on enabling revenue sharing, I have gotten away with adding songs (although, this is not full proof). I normally give credit to the artist in both the video and description though.
answered Apr 03 '11 at 23:33