3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 5, 2012 7:18 AM by PogoPossum
Anita102 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi, I recently made a sideshow for our family in the States. I added a song that I'd bought from iTunes,, and Facebook took it down. They are now saying I broke copyright law! Can anyone advise on how to resolve this? I didn't know I was breaking copyright by using music I bought legally! Thanks

  • 1. Re: Can some one help with a question regarding music copyright law on Facebook?
    PogoPossum Level 4 Level 4 (2,505 points)

    I'm not sure what this has to do with this forum (iPad use in the enterprise environment) ... But when you post a song to Facebook, even as background to a video, you are making it available for anyone to download - even if it is password protected and available only to a small group. Thus people could get this song for free instead of paying for it. There is really no way to "resolve" it - you can't post it on Facebook with that song attached to it. There are no consequences to you... But if it's something a user does repeatedly, Facebook might delete the account.

  • 2. Re: Can some one help with a question regarding music copyright law on Facebook?
    Anita102 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi sorry I'm  a first time poster here. Apologies for ending up in the wrong place   .

    After surfing round a few other questions here on the same topic, it seems facebook just don't allow music with a photo slideshow. It's all about the artists copyright it would seem. What a shame when you buy music, and aren't allowed to use it for your own personal photo shows.

    Thanks for the reply anyway.

    Anita

  • 3. Re: Can some one help with a question regarding music copyright law on Facebook?
    PogoPossum Level 4 Level 4 (2,505 points)

    No problem - although curious as to why you chose this of all forums. :-)

     

    You certainly are allowed to use music you bought in a personal photo show. But when you post it online for others to see, it's no loner personal - you're essentially making the music available for others to take without reimbursing the owners of that song. You own a copy of the song for personal use, but posting a song online goes beyond that use.