YouTube copyright rules? Please explain.

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  1. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

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    I have considered cresting video song lessons or covers (without monetizingj. However it sounds like they are pretty strict.
    What abound SoundCloud in terms of covers?
     
  2. soul-o

    soul-o Friend of Leo's

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    As long as you don’t use long segments of the original recording, cover songs and lessons are generally OK.
     
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    Peegoo Friend of Leo's

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    Fair use of copyrighted original material is generally accepted to be short segments (~five seconds or so in length). Anything beyond that may be subject to a copyright strike.

    Per Youtube's guidelines: "Borrowing small bits of material from an original work is more likely to be considered fair use than borrowing large portions. However, even a small taking may weigh against fair use in some situations if it constitutes the 'heart' of the work."

    I'll probably get sued for quoting that without their permission o_O

    More info here: https://www.youtube.com/about/copyright/fair-use/#yt-copyright-four-factors
     
  4. RyCo1983

    RyCo1983 Tele-Afflicted

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    Youtube copyright strikes are significantly increasing as of late if the music channels I follow are any indication. Covers aren't safe.
     
  5. Engine Swap

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    I recently had a video get blocked for copyright. It was a 15 second cell phone demo of a vintage turntable playing a Led Zeppelin song. It had a whopping 37 hits over 6 years.

    I'm guessing they are using AI to agressively protect copyrights. As a creative, I totally support copyrights, so it didn't bother me.
     
  6. Downshift

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    I don't think Youtube could explain their copyright rules to you.

    Lately I've seen multiple original artists complaining that music they wrote and own has been blocked or demonetized by youtube.
     
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