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What are the 'Fair Use' rules for music in a video on a blog?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by plikv, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. plikv

    plikv Newbie

    Apr 30, 2008
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    Okay, so I've got a blog that has been converting viewers into subscribers REALLY well.

    I want to do a little 'promo' video with some video clips (video is mine), but there's a copyrighted song that fits well with the video I've made and I want to add it as background music. Nothing for sale at the blog, and nothing for sale in the video (I only have a link to a squeeze page at the end of the video, and there's nothing for sale there either).

    Does this fall under 'fair use', or should I not even bother risking it?

    I'm not a TOTAL noob, but I'm in uncharted territory when it comes to stuff like this.


  2. scoots250

    scoots250 Registered Member

    Jul 23, 2007
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    Just do it anyway, chances of you getting busted are virtually non existent, and all they'll ask you to do is take it down.
    Look at all the vids on youtube with background music
  3. minute80

    minute80 Regular Member

    Dec 3, 2008
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    Youtube is using music recognition to stop derivates like yours. Nothing will happen to you, but your video will probably be removed, especially if your music originates from Warner artists. Fair use rule is applied to short snippets of 3 seconds or so, or to parody purposes.