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john1977
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Story Maker Copyright Question

Hello,

 

I wish to post a video (commercial for my book) I put together using Story Maker onto YouTube. I have made two commercials already, but I recorded my own music for those older ones. For my new video, I wish to use one of the sample tracks provided on the Story Maker app. I could not find any copyright information about those songs, so I am wondering if I will run into any issues if I post the video as it is. If I need permission to use the music, from whom do I need to obtain that permission, and how may I contact them? Thank you!

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BillJ
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Re: Story Maker Copyright Question

I'm going out on a limb with a guess, but if BlackBerry has supplied music with its app and you're able to just throw the song in to any video you record, it can be assumed that the music is public domain. BlackBerry would not include any music for which you didn't have full permissions to share.

 

 

Just a guess but a pretty good one, I would think.  :smileyhappy:


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john1977
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Re: Story Maker Copyright Question

Thank you. This is the assumption I've been operating under all along, but I wanted more opinions. I will wait a little longer before I post my video onto YouTube, just in case anybody brings up a good, contradictory point. If a problem arises after I upload the video, I suppose I can always re-edit and re-upload the video with different music. Have a good evening!

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Bittern
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Re: Story Maker Copyright Question

Hi..I recently uploaded and published a video to youtube, using one of the sample songs within the app as the soundtrack. Youtube published the video but the upload confirmation message advised song had been matched to 3rd party content , which indicated there might be a copyright issue. I found this alarming and had assumed the sample music was in the public domain and safe to use. I checked the instructional video on the Blackberry website which gives no warning about the use of this material. I feel there must be something wrong here and have entered into a dispute with you tube on the basis that I considered the music free and available to embed in a video. I'd be grateful for any information or experiences, especially in the light of previous comments.  john

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BillJ
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Re: Story Maker Copyright Question

Finding documentation to support my above-mentioned comment is not easy; there appears to be nothing around on the internet.

I know YouTube might be requiring proof but all I can say (again) is that BlackBerry would not supply a music bed that was protected by copyright. It would have done its due diligence and secured the rights to distribute the songs on its phones.

I'm sure not how easy it would be to convince YouTube of that but if you could show them you used StoryMaker to produce the videos, they could perhaps research what the app is all about and be content with what they find.

 

 

I understand your position of wanting to make sure everything is on the up-and-up. Perhaps another member who knows better than I will step in to offer suggestions. 

 

 

Cheers.  :smileyhappy:


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Bittern
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Re: Story Maker Copyright Question

Thanks.. that helps me keep it in perspective. My dispute is hinged on the fact that I created the video within story maker. I'm hoping it's a matter of Youtube and the Author getting their act together. In the mean time , I'll keep Calm and Carry On  ! Cheers

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john1977
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Re: Story Maker Copyright Question

Hello,

 

Since I posted my first enquiry in this community forum, I uploaded 4 more videos I made using the Story Maker app onto YouTube, 2 of which used Story Maker sample tracks. I had no problems publishing them, nor have I had any complaints or conflicts arise from their use. So, my hope is that the problem you are experiencing is just an anomaly that will quickly get resolved in your favor. Good luck!

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Bittern
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Re: Story Maker Copyright Question

Thanks, Thats also reassuring. I've uploaded 2 videos to youtube and actually had the same issue with both of them. The first one I changed the music track to one from a different free source and thats O.K. but Its the second one thats in dispute. Until it's resolved they're blocking any edits which is a shame. I'll keep you posted

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BillJ
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Re: Story Maker Copyright Question

Yes, please do. :smileyhappy:

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Bittern
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Re: Story Maker Copyright Question

:Rockon::Rockon:Hi..Youtube had advised me that they'd let me know the outcome of my challenge to the copyright issue by 16th of june. They haven't, but I notice the dashboard message that the track matched to third party content ' is in dispute' has disappeared. The track hasn't been removed by them so I can only assume all is o.k. Thanks for the support

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