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Question about making videos with copyrighted music.

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by nirvana9832, May 30, 2016.

  1. nirvana9832

    nirvana9832 Newbie

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    So, I see lots of videos, and people using straight up copyrighted music in their videos. be it a clip for 15 seconds of footage, or the songs in the background of a compilation. I know people used to mess with the music by editing the pitch / speed but I hear it no longer works and youtube's algorithm can still pick up the song with content ID. I also have heard you can use a certain amount of time and it's fine, but then other people say no, no you can't. So I'm wondering how people are monetising their videos, with one or more copyrighted songs in there videos and getting away with it? There's no way these guys are getting a hold of the copyright owners and getting permission for each song they use on their daily uploads.

    Thanks for any insight.
     
  2. guaje

    guaje Newbie

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    there is no way to work with copyright matrial the songs will be taked down anytime. and most of thame are not monetized too .
     
  3. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It's fine until you get sued by the copyright owner. Best to use Royalty Free music.
     
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  4. shezboy

    shezboy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If you use copyright music on your YT vids then YT will instantly spot this and tell you that any monies earned from that video via YT's own monetisation methods will be paid to the copyright owner of the track you're using. The message says something along the lines of "you're not in trouble etc......"

    Please note that this applies to when the video is viewed on YT.

    Shez