Q: is copyrighted music for video game credit scenes considered fair use
The use of copyrighted music in video games, including credit scenes, is typically not considered fair use. Fair use is a legal doctrine that allows limited use of copyrighted material without obtaining permission from the copyright owner under certain circumstances, such as for purposes of criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research.
Using copyrighted music in a video game, even in credit scenes, usually requires obtaining proper licensing and permissions from the copyright owner. Without the proper authorization, using copyrighted music could potentially lead to copyright infringement claims and legal consequences.
A: Using copyrighted music in video game credit scenes without permission is generally not considered fair use. Fair use is a limited exception to copyright law and is subject to specific legal criteria, such as for purposes of criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research. Using copyrighted music in a video game credit scene is more likely to require obtaining proper licenses or permissions from the copyright owners. It is advisable to consult with an intellectual property attorney to ensure compliance with copyright laws for your specific situation. - James Arrasmith, Owner. The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith.
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