Can You Use Copyrighted Music in Vlogs - at all?

scooterwuf

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Drakhen99,

Those are always good ideas. I think of my motovlogs as short films instead of a video posted to YT. That way I can upload it to other venues such as a film festival, TV show, or my interest in making a group of post into an e-book with embedded stills and videos.

US copyright laws are wide and deep but once you understand the logic behind them, they make sense. I just wish they’d lower the cost for applying for one back to $5 instead of where it is at around $60 +.

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Drakhen99

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Drakhen99,

Those are always good ideas. I think of my motovlogs as short films instead of a video posted to YT. That way I can upload it to other venues such as a film festival, TV show, or my interest in making a group of post into an e-book with embedded stills and videos.

US copyright laws are wide and deep but once you understand the logic behind them, they make sense. I just wish they’d lower the cost for applying for one back to $5 instead of where it is at around $60 +.

- Wolf
With other platforms or uses in mind, videos as short films is a good attitude/goal to have ... and is kind of how I see mine - no need to worry with copyright claims no matter where you post it up :D

This is why I like to get hands-on and get pics and footage in-person - there's nobody else who can claim my stuff :D

-John
 
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I use epidemicsound.com for background music for some of my videos. It is a monthly premium service, but as far as I know you I covered for any videos you made in past as long as you had a license for when you released/uploaded your video. So you are never stuck in any long term contract that way.
 

scooterwuf

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With other platforms or uses in mind, videos as short films is a good attitude/goal to have ... and is kind of how I see mine - no need to worry with copyright claims no matter where you post it up :D

This is why I like to get hands-on and get pics and footage in-person - there's nobody else who can claim my stuff :D

-John
Professional practices is always a good way to go.

- Wolf
 
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