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    Question about copyright and youtube

    Post  Rickster on January 22nd 2016, 1:16 am

    So I ran the Star Wars 10k at Disneyland last weekend and it was the first race since I got my gopro camera. I wanted to post the video on youtube but they were playing Star Wars music during the race and I'm not sure if I will get in trouble for posting a video with copyrighted music (even though I had no control over it playing). Anyone know if it would be ok?


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    Re: Question about copyright and youtube

    Post  Paeter on January 25th 2016, 11:44 am

    As far as the law goes, I think you're probably good under "Fair Use", but the audio scanners don't know anything about the law, they just scan and flag videos automatically, which starts an annoying process for you if you want to contest the flagging. (BTW, videos can be flagged completely illegitimately as well. My Christmas videos had ads forced on them because the audio scanners thought that my singing along to a track in the public domain was not only an existing track, but a track of an entirely different song!) My recommendation would be to remove the portion of the video containing music or remove the audio entirely and replace it with youtube friendly music.

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    Re: Question about copyright and youtube

    Post  mindspike on January 25th 2016, 2:51 pm

    It's my opinion that you're okay to post. Also, I'm jealous of your Run Disney race. Very Happy

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