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  • Is it legal to use audio files from a YouTube video?

    I've titled a song of mine "Just Do It", which will be released on iTunes and YouTube sometime next week.

    It's meant to be a fun song and lyrics of the song was inspired by the old viral video "Just Do It" by Shia LaBeouf.

    https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=wCxRKb_kZzI

    I had an idea of adding a small audio part from his video where he says "JUST DO IT" into the YouTube video I'll be uploading for that song. I think it would be a fun addition since a lot of the lyrics for that song are inspired by what he says in his motivational video that went viral. I will fully credit him in the description as well.

    Am I breaking any YouTube copyright laws? Am I better off not taking the risk?
    Last edited by KevinTJH; 01-18-2017, 07:22 PM.

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    You are going to infringe on his copyright. Contact the Harry Fox Agency and pay the mechanical license fee for this use.
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