Legal Question in Intellectual Property in Georgia

I want to do a YouTube videogame parody using a popular song. However, I'm very confused about copyright. I read that using a song during a video is infringment, but I see many of the top YouTube partners using popular songs in their videos. So, is there a way around the copyright issue?

By the way, the song's lyrics will be rewritten to fit the parody. Think Wierd Al Yokalvich

Asked on 9/07/12, 8:59 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Glen Ashman Ashman Law Office

If you use someone else's music without permission, you have violated a copyright and can face significant legal damages.

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Answered on 9/07/12, 5:18 pm


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