Can You Use Copyrighted Music in Vlogs - at all?

Meifesto

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I won 1.
I had one i didn't even fight, just changed the music.

And in a, not yet public vlog, i have 3 claims xD Won the first one, other 2 are still ongoing.
Probably will be timed out, which is also fine xD
This one is becoming interesting.
One of the claims that is still open have postponed the dispute. Didn't even know that it was possible.
The revenue is noted as "deposit", so interesting to see where that goes in the end.

This specifically said it was NOT a strike, which is good.

As for the old channel - yeah no idea what it might say there.
But I'd have remembered if it had happened when I uploaded it.
Yeah, strike/claim get mixed up sometimes ;)
Kinda depends on how strict they were in the days you originally uploaded it.

In the past you could do quite allot before youtube would even pay any attention to it ;)
 
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scooterwuf

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All of my strikes have been for free music I've acquired from Freemusicarchive.org. I've won all my disputes just by showing that the music was under a Creative Commons licensing agreement. A lot of times the claims are by bogus company's that say they own the rights. YouTube doesn't put much effort into vetting those making the claim, but just add a strike against the channel's owner.

- Wolf
 
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scootrlary

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I just use the free YouTube music. It eliminates any worries or extra expenses.
 
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Pooley

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I once had a video completely blacklisted before it even went live, in my case they warned me before the schedule time.
 

YBGuy

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I use fair use / free music from sound cloud also sometimes. I also subscribe to Epidemic Sound, it's not free but it gives me a fairly creative librabry of music to work from for about $15 USD a month. On top of that if you ever cancel your subscription. You music on your youtube video will still be valid. Meaning they don't hold your videos hostage with you paying licensing every month. As long as you can verfiy in the past that you were a member during the time you uploaded your video you are good.
 
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Titter

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I put a music track to every video I post on YT. Never had any problems yet. Should this be something I worry about? I'm not posting anything for monetary gain, purely to share with mates
 

Pooley

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I put a music track to every video I post on YT. Never had any problems yet. Should this be something I worry about? I'm not posting anything for monetary gain, purely to share with mates
The material owners have the right to make a copyright claim to monetize or remove any content which their property is used in, even if it is only for fun like you say.
 

Titter

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The material owners have the right to make a copyright claim to monetize or remove any content which their property is used in, even if it is only for fun like you say.
So if they claim or complain do I just have to remove it or are there greater implications? I’ve seen copyright claims flagged up when I’ve posted a video.
 

HippoDrone

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YouTube will tell you if you need to do something, they will also give you options to fix the issue.... although if your whole video is just the song with you riding, then muting the music would make for a dull video potentially.
 
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