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Can't Monetize my Video of Buddy's Daughter Singing God Bless America

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Vlorion, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. Vlorion

    Vlorion Newbie

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    I have a video of my buddy's 3 year old daughter singing God Bless America, and I can't monetize it because of copyright issues. How would I get permission to monetize it? I didn't think it was a song with royalties, and I've seen a ton of similar videos which are monetized. Any way to get past this?
     
  2. ThreadKiller

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    It is a copyrighted song. Rights are owned by a fund that supports the scouts of America. So publish it all you like, but the money goes to charity.

    On the other hand that copyright should expire soonish. Maybe just wait a couple of years.
     
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    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    There is something messed up about wanting to monetise your buddy's daughter. I'm glad I never had an uncle that wanted to monetise me.
     
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    Well, it doesn't sound bad at all. He's putting a video of his niece up on YouTube and hoping it'll be one of those "viral hits".

    It happens all of the time.. too bad the song she's singing isn't copyright-free (there are tons of songs that are "public domain" out there, if you really wanted to have her sing one of those).
     
  5. Vlorion

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    I was sent the video by him with permission to use it. It's a cute little girl singing a song. No harm in taking a small chance on making a little money from it