Seems like a pretty cut and dry copyright violation. Why would they do that?
posted on 04/10/2019 7:46:38 AM PDT
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Yes, this seems odd. Parodies and all are one thing, but using something without permission in such a manner is distracting. Hopefully a one-off.
posted on 04/10/2019 7:50:13 AM PDT
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This may be clear cut but in general the big companies are really aggressively pushing copyright stuff to crazy limits these days. For example, musicians on youtube are now consistently getting their videos of their own original compositions stolen (yes, stolen) by the big music publishers over copyright claims. I say stolen because there is no court that decides, if they complain youtube just assumes they are right and gives all the money from the video to them instead of the real creator.
So they are claiming guys who have guitar lessons, for example, and saying that DmSus4 chord you played is used in Pinball Wizard so the video is owned by their publishing house. One guy had another artist steal his original composition to sing over and then HE was hit with a copyright claim by them and had to give the money from his original video to them. It's nuts.
posted on 04/10/2019 7:53:44 AM PDT
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Im thinking it generates a buzz and brings more viewers to watch.
For most music if one holds the proper BMI or ASCAP license they have a cut-and-dried right to use the track.
Not so sure what the rules are for movie soundtracks.
You know the adage
Easier to ask for forgiveness than permission
posted on 04/10/2019 8:25:59 AM PDT
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