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Objective:  To use "Protected" iTunes music in FCE

614 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 8, 2012 10:45 AM by Ed1941 RSS
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Mar 7, 2012 2:50 PM

I've been reading posts and FCE and Itunes support items for 3 hours and still can't get things straight. My question is if I pay for specific song upgrades from my library will I be able to use in FCE? If I currently have a song labled "protected" can I ever use it in FCE?

 

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  • Alchroma Level 6 Level 6 (16,885 points)
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    Mar 7, 2012 3:37 PM (in response to Ed1941)

    https://discussions.apple.com/static/apple/tutorial/tou.html

     

    Sorry, we can't comment regarding circumventing DRM or copyright on the Apple Forum.

     

    Al

  • David Harbsmeier Level 7 Level 7 (29,570 points)
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    Mar 7, 2012 4:22 PM (in response to Ed1941)

    >if I pay for specific song upgrades from my library will I be able to use in FCE?

     

    When you pay for a song in iTunes, or purchase it from any other source, you're only paying for the right to listen to the song.

     

    If you want to use the song in a video, film or as part of another recording, you'll need to negotiate a Synchronization Rights License: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synchronization_rights

     

    If you want to reproduce and/or distribute the video you made that includes the song, you'll need to a negotiate Mechanical Rights License: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanical_rights

     

    If you want to show your video which contains the song, you'll also need a Performance Rights License: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Performance_rights

     

    All of the licensing requirements are due to U.S. and International copyright laws, which protect the intellectual and creative property of artists/creators.  Copyright law does not differentiate between non-licensed uses for personal pleasure/viewing and those for commercial gain.

     

    -DH

  • Richard Soul Calculating status...
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    Mar 8, 2012 1:07 AM (in response to Ed1941)

    I think Apple allows you to use iTunes music in iMovie.

  • MartinR Level 6 Level 6 (14,560 points)
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    Mar 8, 2012 9:35 AM (in response to Ed1941)

    There are two apects of this matter to keep in mind -

     

    1 - DRM.   It is against the terms of the Apple iTunes Store Terms & Conditions for you to circumvent the DRM or use DRM-protected songs in a manner that is not permitted.  (You accepted the Agreement when you opened your iTunes Store account.)  What you said you want to do (use in a video of your own making) is not a permitted use.

     

    2 - Usage.  Regardless of whether songs are DRM protected or are iTunes Plus songs, you are not licensed to use (reuse) them in the manner you asked about.  You are allowed to "copy, store, and burn iTunes Plus Products as reasonably necessary for personal, noncommercial use" but you are not permitted to modify or use (reuse) them in another work (aka a derivative work) such as a video.  This is a matter of copyright & ownership of the songs themselves.

  • MartinR Level 6 Level 6 (14,560 points)

    While iMovie has the capability to import iTunes songs (including DRM protected songs), that technical capability does not override the ownership, copyright or permitted uses associated with the songs themselves.

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