When I was at High Cascade Snowboard Camp a couple weeks ago, I took part in their talent contest. I played the song, "Life in a Northern Town" from YouTube, while displaying a slide show I'd put together; over the music, I sang lyrics I had written myself, "Life in a Snowboard Camp". Everyone was really touched; some male counselors had tears in their eyes. I won first prize. Can I legally upload this on YouTube? If not, is there another way I can upload it here on HubPages? Or would that be illegal?
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US Laws do not apply.. The band is from England so to reproduce any of their work requires a license. Lawsuits have been filed & won when just a few bars of music was used - MCHammer, Beastie Boys for just 3 bars! Fair use vs lawsuit. Better to
I gues it would be best for me to leave the viideo off. I see loads of songs on YouTube, and wonder why they're on there if there are legal ramifications. I believe better safe than sorry. Thanks!
What Snowman said is only half true. Using their music with your words is still their music, even if they are no longer a band. You can do as you wish, I'm just giving you my opinion as someone who writes on copyright issues.
I'm not a lawyer, I just write alot on it. As far as I know, if you use even 3 bars of a song w/o permission, even if it is just the instrumental part, you are infringing on their copyright. Sorry.