Originally Posted by joshisaces
It obviously works... ?
Explain to me how that wouldn't work. It's because of THAT very reason that youtube partners can NOT use copywritten audio/video... because they get money!
Unless you get direct permission from the owners, you don't have permission to use it, if you're making money on it.
Except that's for Youtube Partners. But you don't automatically get ads on the video...you have to submit it for revenue sharing (there's a little button under the video.) If you don't submit it (which you shouldn't if you have copyrighted music in it), then you just have to hope Youtube doesn't catch you and take it down.
This rule doesn't apply to regular Youtube users, obviously. Then, I will say in big letters:
NO MATTER WHAT YOU PUT IN THE DESCRIPTION, IF THE VIDEO IS ILLEGAL, IT CAN STILL BE TAKEN DOWN.
This applies to copyrighted music, tv shows, movies, and a plethora of other mediums.
One of the biggest misunderstandings is that people can think they can upload a music video, put the copyright in the description, and then they'll be fine. Wrong!