On Youtube compilations...

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by themich, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. themich

    themich Newbie

    Apr 8, 2012
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    Hi all,

    I was wondering how much recompiling of existing Youtube videos is allowed, meaning I'd download a video, cut and past, make it shorter, ... whatever and maybe put a different open source song to it.

    How far can you go with this? I know YT has some sort of detection to find out about EXACT duplicates, but what I'm suggesting is what so many people seem to do daily.

    2nd question: what about using copyrighted music? Is it allowed if you mention the artist, song and source? I doubt that every youtube video owner has downloaded the copyrighted song to it via iTunes.

    I guess you can tell I'm a total beginner at this. Just starting out (whitehat) and see if I can build a channel.

    Thanks a million guys
  2. willo556

    willo556 Guest

    Don't quote me on this one, but I am pretty sure that you can use up to 15 seconds of someone's video without their permission. And 15 seconds of a song, I've seen people do it with intros.

    Anything else and you need permission and what not... But its not like people listen to that right? ;)