Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetInternetYouTube · 6 months ago

Is it illegal to post covers of songs that you've done on YouTube do you need permission?

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  • bubba
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    It is illegal to do , the person who has the copyright can ask you to pay them or remove it , if you fail to comply with their request you could go to prison , having said that , there are thousands of cover bands who play songs with out permission who never get into trouble

  • 6 months ago

    Covers of songs should not violate copyright law, as they are your own performance and not that of the copyright holder. The only requirement, based on my understanding, is that you cite the original work that your cover is based from.

  • Lv 7
    6 months ago

    if those songs are copyrighted, you may not reproduce them in any way, even singing them yourself, without permission.

  • 6 months ago

    i it illegal to post covers of songs that you've done on YouTube do you need permission

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  • 6 months ago

    It would never hurt.

  • 6 months ago

    So long you credit the artist in your vid or description. No, it isn't illegal to post cover songs.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    It is illegal unless you have permission from the copyright holder. In this case you'd probably need written and signed legal documents to present to Youtube.

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