Kokomo, IN asked in Copyright for Indiana

Q: Can a Lawyer tell me because YouTube is being suborn about this. I want to use a song and Is it legal?

How can I use the song legally?

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Will Blackton
Will Blackton
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Raleigh, NC

A: Your question does not contain much detail, but I assume you're asking: "How can I legally use a song in a Youtube video?"

To avoid the risk of a copyright infringement lawsuit, someone seeking to use a song they did not compose nor record in a Youtube video should seek permission from the copyright holder(s). The right to use a song can be licensed, and you should contact the musical performer's licensing agent to obtain permission to use the song.

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