YouTube Copyright Issues to Avoid

Copyright IssuesYou’re creating a video and you just want to grab a little soundbite from a song you love.   Or a little piece of another video that would work perfectly.   What harm would it do?   No big deal, right?  Wrong!!!!!

Copyright Infringement

Copyright infringement is a big deal. It can get your video removed if you’re lucky, have your entire account shut down if you’re unlucky, and could even result in a lawsuit if you’re really unlucky. While purely commercial videos might be the #1 mistake people make, copyright infringement is a close second and has legal implications that could ruin your business.

To avoid copyright infringement issues, Don’t use copyrighted shows, movies, sounds or graphics in your videos.

Alternatives

There are plenty of websites with royalty-free sounds, pictures or videos. Some of these websites are free, while others require you to pay to use their content.

Royalty-free tracks for just about every genre of music, for every kind of “vibe” you might want to create in your videos: suspense, excitement, sadness, you name it.

YouTube provides you with its own  built-in set of royalty-free music that you can access in their video editor. With so many choices, there is simply no reason to use copyrighted material in your videos.

People think that their video can just slip past YouTube and not get caught. The reality is that YouTube has some very sophisticated filters that go through every video searching for copyrighted material. It’s not reviewed by a person, at least at first, the audio and video in your uploads are analyzed by complex programs designed to spot and remove infringing videos.

Avoid copyrighted material and you’ll save yourself a lot of headaches.

Other YouTube Posts

Check out some of our other YouTube posts:

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