can i use a music track in camtasia library freely to intro that my youtube video? (i wonderring about copyright)

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i wonderring about camtasia library musictrack
can i use it on my youtube video freely?
please tell me 
thank you
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Posted 10 months ago

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Bob Lewis

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Yes
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ichangsoft

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thank you
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Rick Stone

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I'm not sure I'd say yes. I'd say "it depends". I know YouTube itself offers music tracks that may be used. I'm not sure if it's possible to have an existing video on YouTube, then upload and add a music track. But that's what this question sounds like.

As I understand it, while the media supplied with Camtasia may be freely used in a video created with Camtasia, you are not allowed to use it separately for something that was not created using Camtasia.

Again, TechSmith has final say on anything like that. But I believe I've seen them reply to questions like this with essentially what I said.

Cheers... Rick :)
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thanks for your comment Rick.
exactly say, i made my video using my camtasia and using in camtasia misuc library ( music track name : "firefly") 
and i upload on my youtube.
Can I use it if Techsmith not involved?
and sorry i'm not good at English
please tell me easily thank you
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Hello

Indeed, if you used Camtasia to make a video and you used one of the supplied sound tracks, then yes. You are totally able to upload that video to YouTube.

You should be aware of one possibility. I've seen posts where other people have done this and YouTube issues a copyright strike. For some reason YouTube may think the music is under copyright.

If that happens to you, you will need to contact TechSmith for information about what to say to YouTube to remove the copyright strike.

Hopefully that made sense and was clear.

Cheers... Rick :)
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thank you very much! 
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I used Firefly on my video and YouTube has just made a COPYRIGHT CLAIM against it. No help from TS, was told to sort it out myself
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YouTube doesn't normally make copyright claims; someone else, supposedly the copyright holder, will have made it, though it may not have been manually done by either of them. YouTube has a library of registered music which it compares to user content. If it gets (what it thinks is) a match, then you'll get a copyright notice.

Depending on what the music is, these days it generally won't result in the video being taken down but rather the copyright holder will claim the right to any revenue on the video.

YT will usually also give you a range of other options like removing the music.

In a case like this you would just dispute the notice; there should be a button or link for you to do this. You would just need to point them to the Techsmith EULA, specifically section 11:
https://assets.techsmith.com/Docs/pdf-camtasiaStudio/TechSmith-Camtasia-EULA.pdf

(Firefly was part of the original library rather than the new one, so should be covered by this.)

Techsmith need not get involved in this; it's almost certainly a misidentification of content resulting from YT's search algorithms. (Though bogus DCMA claims are not unknown on YouTube either.)

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For some reason, Camtasia's library music gets tagged on You Tube for Copyright Infringements.

I've read where users say they've ran into this problem on several occasions over the years. So, I'm thinking the problem must be on You Tubes end and their not fixing it.

As Mal said, you need to make them aware of the source of your media to straighten this out.

It's a shame that You Tube keeps making these false accusations. The method they use for scanning media must be flawed?

Regards,Joe 
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Facebook just flagged my video created in Camtasia with Firefly audio. I was given the opportunity to override their "mute" of the audio, and it is no longer muted..
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Expect that to get a lot worse if the idiotic proposal from the European Union bureaucracy-masquerading - as - a - democracy passes its Article 13 into law.
Simply put, the Directive on Copyright places more responsibility on websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to make sure that copyrighted materially isn’t being illegaly shared on their platforms. Until now, the onus has mostly been on the copyright holders – usually the companies that produce audio, video or written content – to enforce copyright protection but under the new law this responsibility will shift onto the major platforms themselves.
A lot of YouTube creators are infuriated about this. "But wait, I don't live in Europe" anyone in (for example) the US and Australia may say, "it won't affect me". The problem is that it will stifle your audience in Europe. Companies like YouTube / Facebook etc obviously can't vet all content so the solution is to go completely over the top and ping pretty much anything that might, possibly, contain copyright material (especially since the platforms can't know with certainty that you have a licence to use the material), so they're really being forced into a corner over it.

It wouldn't at all surprise me if the flagging is part of the implementation of processes that will be needed to essentially "sanitise" content for the EU.

And the EU wonders why EUexit parties are gaining ground anywhere outside of central Brussels.