Friday, 5 August 2011

More information about copyright

Many musicians are happy to have you post some of their stuff. It is free advertising. I have e-mailed a couple, and put their music to my photos.

The best photos are the natural nature sounds of places, like Algonquin and Lake Superior Parks.

For the YouTube Partnership Program, it's NOT OK to use someone else's material, even if you:
  • edit together or “mash-up” other works
  • alter it by 10%, 20%, 30%, etc.
  • only use 30 seconds of a song or video clip
  • found it on the internet
  • didn't receive a copyright notice from anyone
  • paid for it (bought a CD or digital song, for example)
  • give proper attribution or credits
  • are only singing the words of a favorite copyrighted song
Some other helpful sites


Olga said...

Good info.
Nothing quite as cute as toddlers on the beach.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I have often wondered if I am breaking any copyright laws when I am posting certain things. Thanks for the info.