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Is it legal to use songs in YouTube videos?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by embnet, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. embnet

    embnet Registered Member

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    Hi. I created and uploaded a video at YouTube to get traffic for my website. I used a song of Enya within the video. Is it legal to use their song without asking them? or do we need permission?

    YouTube Video Title: "Internet Marketing With BraveSellers"
     
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    If the song is labeled, yes, it's illegal. Use some of the audio library from Youtube or search Google for creative common music.
     
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    himanuzo Supreme Member

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    If the song is with a copyright, you CANNOT copy and paste the song. Why not try to record your own voice? Or outsource anyone from Fiverr.
     
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    You're likely to get taken down with a copyrighted song. Try changing the pitch, or doing a bit of creative editing, and you should be ok.
     
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    There's a grey area here, actually. You're allowed to use the song if it's a parody, and I'm fairly certain there are other legitimate use cases as well so long as you provide credit to the owner.
     
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  6. embnet

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    I'll mention in the end of the video that the song played belongs to Enya ... sure it will be ok then.
     
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    Try some free tracks on soundcloud.Super clarity and free too.