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04-26-2017, 11:55 PM
I'm a Newbie in videomaking and I would like to ask some info about use of copyright songs for videos ONLY FOR PERSONAL USE so for NO COMMERCIAL use:

- Can I use copyrighted songs if I insert name of author in the credits of video?
- If I use Cover of copyrighted songs in the same way?
- If a buy a song or whole CD with this song on a store, can I have permission to use it for video?

Thanks for your replies.

Steve Olander
05-25-2017, 06:27 PM
At no time do you have permission, nor are you able to use, someone else's music in any of your videos unless you have a release, agreement, or license from the copyright holder. The fact that your intention is not for commercial use has no bearing what-so-ever.

There are no creative ways, or justifications, to enable you to use the music. You have to have a license or permission in some other form, period.

This may sound strict, but I am just conveying how the law is, and how important it is to have permission.


07-02-2017, 09:27 PM
As long as you do not use it for getting profit or money from it, then it should be okay.

Anonymous Filmmaker
07-05-2017, 09:02 AM
Youtube I believe has a program that allows you to use copyrighted music and in return enables ads, of which the revenue goes to the creator of the song, not you.

07-20-2017, 01:33 AM
I think it's okay if the video you make is for personal use. As long you didnt make it as a commercial video.