Re: [videoblogging] Re: Legality of adding music?

uh oh.
this questions has been a can of worms.
yes, it is illegal to use something you have not created if it is copyrighted.
that is why so mnay of us are for "Creatice Commons" licenses…that
let people use the work as long as no one profits from it.

however, my personal opinion is that if you are not profiting from
your videoblog…use what you want.
if someone doesnt like it, theyll let you know.
Fair Use does speak of putting things in different context.

On Mon, 11 Oct 2004 09:43:15 -0000, Eric Botticelli <eric9897@…> wrote:
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> Copyright law is vague, and I'm not highly educated in the field, but
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> http://www.freespeeches.net/fairuse.html
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> So, say your movie pertained to the instruction of how to play that
> particular song, or an educational analysis of it, you would have a,
> in my opinion, sound legal backing for that use.
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> Also, if you are "critizing" or "critical" of the piece of music, that
> would be fine as well. If you are explicitly or implicitly comparing
> that piece of music with other pieces of music, that might fly as well.
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> Simply adding a copyrighted piece of music that goes well with your
> video, however, is typically a violation of U.S. Copyright law. If
> you really want to use it, contact the artist save the e-mail that
> says you can use it if they let you.
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