The Complete Guide To Fair Use & YouTube

When it comes to YouTube, copyright law can be a video creator's biggest nightmare. After the jump we debunk some common myths about copyright and fair use, find out what, exactly, fair use is, and talk about how to figure out if you are protected under fair use.

When it comes to YouTube, copyright law can be a video creator’s biggest nightmare.  Can you use footage shot by someone else?  Can you cover or parody a song by a popular artist?  When is it fair use to include copyrighted material in your YouTube video and when is it not?  The lines are often blurred when it comes to fair use and copyright laws, as they pertain to YouTube, can be confusing.  Hopefully this post, our complete guide to fair use and YouTube, will help clear up the confusion a bit.  Read on as we debunk some common myths about copyright and fair use, find out what, exactly, fair use is, and discuss how to figure out if your use of copyrighted material falls under fair use.