compusolver Wrote:… its


compusolver Wrote:

… its OK to use copyrighted music that a client requests, in the video for the client’s use.

It’s not that black and white. While some may argue “Fair Use” by the client, it’s a gray issue that to the best of my knowledge has never been tested in court. You can rationalize it in many forms, but adding unlicensed media to a wedding video is still a violation of copyright laws.

Basically, if you are putting popular music on a wedding video that will be seen by ten people, it’s not likely to appear on the record label’s radar. (Disney seems to have a much more sensitive radar). If you are foolish enough to put it on your web site, you are inviting a letter from the label’s lawyers.

Steve Mann

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