1818 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 15, 2009 7:14 AM by AppleMan1958
I agree with QuickTime Kirk.
For home use, you can probably use any song you want. You are the only one who would see it. However, even for home use, I would recommend royalty free music. One day you will want to post your video to Facebook or YouTube, and you will find that you cannot because of the copyrighted music.
A movie you think is for personal use can quickly become commercial. For example, if you make this movie and give a copy to some other parents, and one of them posts it on YouTube, then YouTube is a commercial site. You may not be personally getting revenues from the ads on YouTube, but someone is, and it is not the copyright holders.
I think you raise a good question about getting permission. Generally, this would be from the record label. If you were a television show or were making a movie, you would have a staff that would contact the record labels, negotiate fees, and get permissions. I don't think they make this particularly easy for individual consumers, but it would be worth checking the record label's website to see if they offer any guidance.
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