Quick Answer: Can I use video clips from TV shows and movies in my YouTube videos if I make money from them?

Fair use is a legal doctrine that says you can reuse copyright-protected material under certain circumstances without getting permission from the copyright owner.

Can you use clips from TV shows on YouTube?

Generally speaking, copyright law requires that you get permission from the owner of ANY footage that you use that was created by someone else, even if you are distorting that footage. However, if you are distorting the footage so completely that it is beyond recognition of its original use, you may be okay.

Can you use movie clips in YouTube videos?

Yes you can use movie clips as long as it falls under fair use/fair dealing or if you get permission from the owner of the movie.

Can movie clips be monetized on YouTube?

Yes you can add monetization on any video of your channel just ensure that the movie clip does not trigger a copyright issue.

Can I upload movie clips on YouTube without copyright?

Yes, it’s illegal. Movies are copyrighted work (nearly every produced video is), so you are not allowed to use it without permission.

How do you avoid copyright on YouTube?

5 Tips to Avoid Copyright Strikes on YouTube

  1. Keep it short. There’s no rule about what length ⏱️ your copyrighted material must remain. …
  2. #Comment on copyrighted work. …
  3. Take it out of context. …
  4. Modify the original. …
  5. Attribution.
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Are movie clips copyrighted?

Like music clips, copyrights in film and TV clips are owned by a group of creators, each with their own copyright. While getting permission to use music clips is relatively easy, getting permission to use film clips is not.

How long of a movie clip is fair use?

Actually, there is no length that can be used generally. Rules of thumb are: If you use all of the original film, or a good part of it, that is in most cases a copyright violation. Usually, using an extract of 20 seconds from a one minute movie will be hard to defend as “fair use”.

Can I use 10 seconds of a copyrighted video?

It makes absolutely no difference if copyrighted content is only 1 second, 10 seconds, 30 seconds – or whatever – long when you want to use it. It’s the recognition value that counts. And whether the content on YouTube is possibly stored in the Content ID-System with reference files and hash values.

Which movies are not copyrighted?


Film title Release year Reason for entering the public domain
The Great Flamarion 1945 Copyright not renewed
Gulliver’s Travels 1939 Copyright not renewed
Half Shot at Sunrise 1930 Copyright not renewed
His Girl Friday 1940 (copyright date: 1939) Copyright not renewed

How do I edit a video to avoid copyright?

Edit the video, remove some sound from the video, especially songs and more, Add some effects to the video, like overlay etc. Change the tune of video using, using equalizer. Make sure don,t use copyrighted overlay/music for more than 30 seconds.

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