What exactly does Video Copyright mean for your businesses videos? Copyright is where the owner of the creative work legally has exclusive rights regarding use and distribution. This could include pictures, audio and video.
I’ve talked about it before in prior posts; you want to make sure that either you have your own pictures that you’re using, or you’re using CC0 or Creative Commons Zero pictures from online.
You’ll find them at different places like Pixabay, and you’re going to use those pictures because they have, where the person who put them online says that, “There’s no attribution required and you’re able to use those without any Copyright Infringements.”
If you’re using music in your video, even if it’s simply background music, you need to make sure that it has not been copyrighted. A lot of the popular songs that you hear out there, they’re all copyrighted and you can’t have them in your video. If you do, you’re going to have issues with copyright. If you put it on YouTube, YouTube is going to take it down and will put a mark against you on your YouTube account. You don’t want this, especially if you are trying to build your account.
No Attribution Music or Sound Effects
If you’re looking for audio or background music to use in your videos and you’re not sure exactly where to find it, you can look right on YouTube. They have a section of audio files that you can use in your videos. You need to make sure that you select one that says,”No attribution required.” That means you can put that audio in your video and use it.
If you are creating your own video from scratch, you shouldn’t have any video copyright issues to be concerned about. However, do you have an intro or outro with your logo that you are using? If so, where did you get it?
If you used it in a template, even one off of videohive, the template could be copyrighted.
Maybe you got someone off Fiverr to do an intro/outro for your video. You need to check out your seller and make sure that they are reputable and not using a copyrighted template to create it. Make sure that they are not using any of those copyrighted templates; that they’re creating their own.
If you didn’t create it from scratch yourself, double check that you have the right to use it. Do a little bit of homework before you get in trouble with copyright for your video. You’ve spent lots of work on it and don’t want trouble down the road.
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