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Using iMovie sounds and effects

Discussion in 'Video Production' started by kripi, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. kripi

    kripi Newbie

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    Hey guys,

    So, I started a new YouTube channel about a week ago and started experimenting with editing videos on iMovie..
    Does anyone know if it is legal to actually use the sound effects, backgrounds, themes, maps, etc that already come with iMovie?
    If I use these effects, will my videos be flagged on YouTube for copyright infringement?
     
  2. Riders On The Storm

    Riders On The Storm Senior Member

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    no idea :D
     
  3. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Very good question kripi,

    You are wise to think about that as you can run into problems using copyrighted material. I would suggest reading the TOS of the iMovie software to see what that says. Or any other documentation that came with iMovie.

    YouTube tends to play it safe whenever there is content in a video that could have come from another source. I recently monetized some videos that all had stock music that was paid for and still got flagged. So it may not matter whether you are allowed to profit from the use of sound effects or not.

    Best,

    Shawn
     
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  4. abradabra

    abradabra Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I think they should be.Atleast they should have the Creative Commons license.
     
  5. cricket1

    cricket1 Senior Member

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    You may want to take a look at this site: http://raoulpop.com/2011/10/23/do-not-use-imovie-sounds-for-youtube-videos/
    Even though the sounds effects in iMovie are royalty-free, people still experience issues.

    This is what I found:
    Source: http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/ilife09.pdf
     
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  6. kripi

    kripi Newbie

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    Thanks for the big tip, I'm going to read all of that fine print then! lol
     
  7. kripi

    kripi Newbie

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    I suppose that means that I CAN use it, as long as I am not using it by itself. As long as it is PART of my original work (video). hmm..
     
  8. Matt707

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    Nope :) Using stuff from either iMovie or Final Cut X is totally safe to use. I don't necessarily recommend using them though. Check out AudioJungle for some more original and professional sounding tracks for your projects.
     
  9. PvHax_FTW

    PvHax_FTW Newbie

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    It shouldn't do! I use it and I don't!
     
  10. MoneyTeam1

    MoneyTeam1 Newbie

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    I have never gotten any of my videos flagged from using them.
     
  11. mobileadpoint

    mobileadpoint Newbie

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    Pretty sure you can use the audio for whatever your want. If you get adobe sound booth, adobe gives you a huge library of music and sound effects and you can use them for whatever your want, I am sure imovie is similar. But make sure you are very cautious about music copyright, its is a very sketchy industry.