I Need Help With Youtube Music!?

I made a slide show using WMM and used "Low" by Flo Rida for music but Youtube didn't let me use the song because it was copyright. They suggested to use Audioswap but all the songs there suck. Is there any way I can use "Low".

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Unfortunately for you, any music that is not your creation and which

    is used in your video is considered "copyright infringement". The big

    music/media corporations such as UMG, EMI, Warner and Viacom

    not only "own" their music, they also own the "rights" to them. That

    includes how and where "their music" can be publicly presented.

    Thus, they're apparently 100% within their rights to claim the music

    in your video as their own -- especially if you don't have a licence or

    written permission to use it and "broadcast" it over YouTube. Oddly

    enough, the corporation or copyright owner has probably never even

    seen your video.

    Even if you gave credit to the song, music, artists or producers, that

    should never be construed as an excuse or justification for you (and

    really YouTube) to "break the law". You could contest the takedown

    and try to claim your video is for your personal use only, but the big

    mean corporation may ask some rather tough questions of you, like

    A) why did you upload your vid to YouTube; B) why did you, in their

    minds, rip off "their music"; and C) how did you acquire that music?

    Even if you bought it legally, that doesn't entitle you to in their eyes

    "distribute" it illegally for free or (if you've created a "fanvid") pretend

    as though you are perhaps a commercial representative of the artist.

    If you've seen other videos with the same music, either YouTube will

    take them down eventually or someone who is jealous will flag them.

    If you're willing to take the chance and re-upload your video with the

    same music, don't write the name of the song or its artist in the title,

    description, or tags. Also, avoid irrelevant phrases like "no copyright

    infringement intended", "I do not own the music" or "I don't take any

    credit for this song". YouTube's computer servers actively search for

    words and sentences like that.

    You should also consider the fact that the music-recording industry

    is starting to use hidden "watermarks" or "fingerprints" buried within

    their music, in order to uncover and identify their illicit use. As such,

    it is possible that no matter how many times you try to upload your

    video, it may always be rejected because of "copyright infringement".

    You would thus be better off trying to find a different recording of the

    music you want to use. If you've noticed that other videos are using

    the exact same music, those videos were probably uploaded before

    this new technology really started coming into being.

    The only possible exception to everything that I've just written above

    is for you to use music that is shorter than 30 seconds. If you listen

    carefully to any talk-show on radio or TV, they will never use or play

    other people's music for longer than 30 seconds when introducing a

    guest or going into/out of commercials. Can you guess the reason?

    (Hint: it has to do with "licensing fees" and "royalties".)

    I hope my info has been helpful to you.

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