How To Make Sure Your Video Does Not Infringe Someone Else's Copyrights:
The way to ensure that your video doesn't infringe someone else's copyright is to use your skills and imagination to create something completely original. It could be as simple as taping some of your friends goofing around, and as complicated as filming your own short movie with a script, actors, and the whole works. If it's all yours, you never have to worry about the copyright—you own it!
Copyright is a form of legal protection that grants people who create and produce content the exclusive rights to control certain uses of that content. Examples of the types of content that are protected by copyright include music, artistic works, videos, video games, books and films. Copyright protection means that a copyright owner can control certain uses of their work. Most importantly, this protection gives the copyright owner the right to control the copying of their content, adapting and transmitting the content. Uploading and sharing content via the Internet implicates many of a copyright owner's exclusive rights. The exclusive nature of copyright means that only the owner can decide who engages in these activities with respect to their content.
Recording a television show, sporting event, concert, or clips from a purchased DVD onto your computer doesn't necessarily mean that you own all necessary rights in that video to upload it to YouTube. Even if you never claimed to own the copyright or gave the copyright owner credit, posting these videos on YouTube may violate copyright law.
Be sure that all components of your video are your original creation-even the audio portion. For example, if you use an audio track of a sound recording owned by a record label without that record label's permission, your video may be infringing the copyrights of others, and may be subject to removal.
Below are some guidelines to help you determine whether your video may infringe someone else's copyright.
• If you taped it off cable, videotaped your TV screen, or downloaded it from some other website, it is copyrighted and requires the copyright owner's permission to distribute or can only be used within the limits of legal exceptions to copyright.
• If you give credit to the owner/author/songwriter-it is still copyrighted.
• If you are not selling the video for money-it is still copyrighted.
• If similar videos appear on our site-it is still copyrighted.
• If the video contains a copyright notice-it is still copyrighted.
• If you created a video made of short clips of copyrighted content-even though you edited it together, the content is still copyrighted.
Here is a video that will help you around music copyright infringement.
Video takedowns for copyright infringement are more and more common, and the media companies have the law on their side. How can we make awesome videos if we can't use awesome music?
Awesome music which is legal to use is available from these sites:
Please note, this material is provided for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice, or a substitute for legal advice.
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