Music in Video Reviews

Music in Video Reviews

Lucky21 Lucky21
Just wondering if the topic of copyrighted music in video reviews is something that has been talked about? Can we use it? Is it basically like youtube?
09/24/2011
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indiglo indiglo
I completely avoid using any music that may have a copyright issue. There are plenty of sites online where you can find Public Domain or Royalty Free music. The main site I use is Incompetech. You can use any of his music for free, and he has other sites listed where you can find free music for your reviews. It's my understanding that it's preferred we use that kind of music, but I've seen loads of videos with popular music on them, so you obviously won't get in trouble for doing it - it's just a personal choice I make.
09/24/2011
Wildchild Wildchild
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Originally posted by Lucky21
Just wondering if the topic of copyrighted music in video reviews is something that has been talked about? Can we use it? Is it basically like youtube?
I don't know the legal side of this. I do know that the one reiew I watched that had music I really enjoyed.
09/25/2011
Antipova Antipova
The only song I've ever used was decades past its copyright date, and I got the .mp3 file by stripping it from a youtube video of a guy's player piano playing the song. I did credit the name of the song and the youtube user that owned the piano, all the same. If I knew how to credit the person who keyed the player piano reel, I'd do that too---but I'm pretty sure whoever-it-was is no longer alive.

I don't think I'll ever use music that's still in current copyright, because I'd be sad if one of my videos was ever taken down.
09/25/2011
Owl Identified Owl Identified
It's illegal to use copyrighted music in your videos without licensing - on Youtube or anywhere - unless you can argue "fair use" or the terms of the copyright makes a specific allowance of this specific usage. This is common sense. The terms of copyrights are all very different, and each song and/or record will likely have idiosyncratic differences in wording. Most popular music, however, is subject to the same sorts of ironclad copyrights that do not allow for the kind of use you are describing.

Edenfantasys and Edentube do not have any licensing agreements with any entity that holds copyrights to music. Edenfantasys also makes it clear in their Terms & Conditions that if you do something illegal on their site, you are bound (by agreeing to the Terms & Conditions and electronically signing that contract) to accept full responsibility for any legal action brought against the Edenfantasys corporation because of your illegal actions. People do it all the time, but it's not wise. Should any of those copyright holders come across these infringements on Edentube, you'll be lucky if all they do is request you pull it from the site.

For some reason people think that crediting the song's singer or copyright holder will cover their asses. This is not true. The only thing this does is tell your viewers who sings the song or holds the copyright. It does not buy you licensing of the song. Things that have rights reserved under protective contracts like Creative Commons can be used in this way, but again, most popular music does not use this kind of protection.
09/25/2011
Owl Identified Owl Identified
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Originally posted by Antipova
The only song I've ever used was decades past its copyright date, and I got the .mp3 file by stripping it from a youtube video of a guy's player piano playing the song. I did credit the name of the song and the youtube user that owned the ...
Very clever idea! I'm pretty sure the guy didn't try to copyright the song again, so you're in the clear with or without crediting, I'd think.
09/25/2011
Owl Identified Owl Identified
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Originally posted by indiglo
I completely avoid using any music that may have a copyright issue. There are plenty of sites online where you can find Public Domain or Royalty Free music. The main site I use is Incompetech. You can use any of his music for free, and he has ...
Edenfantasys will not penalize you for using popular music, but Edenfantasys does not hold the copyrights to those songs and therefore can't. The Terms & Conditions clearly state that when submitting reviews and other materials, we give Edenfantasys full licensing and sublicensing rights to these submissions. It also states, as such, that we should be the exclusive owners of the materials we submit - or that third party copyright owners have waived their rights to this material. If you violate the Terms & Conditions, that's ultimately not Edenfantasys' problem. They have made clear that they do not support copyright infringement. If a copyright holder takes issue, then you are accountable, not Edenfantasys.

"By posting reviews, comments, stories or other content to the site, you grant EdenFantasys and its affiliates a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivatives works from, distribute and display such reviews, comments, stories or other content throughout the world using any media. By submitting your name with any review, comment, story or other content to EdenFantasys, you expressly state that you grant EdenFantasys and its affiliates and sub-licensees the right to use the name that you have submitted. You further state and warrant that your posting of reviews, comments, stories and other content to EdenFantasys site as well as any future usage, reproduction, modification, adaptation, publishing, translation, creation derivatives works from, distributing and displaying will not infringe upon or violate the rights of any third parties. You further state and warrant that the holder of any rights, including, but not limited to, moral rights to such content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted you the authority to grant the license as described above. You also permit any subscriber to access, display, view, store and reproduce such content for personal use. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such content placed on EdenFantasys site retains any and all rights that may exist in such content. "

- Terms & Conditions

So indiglo, you're very wise to use royalty-free music!
09/25/2011
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