YouTube and Copyright | Tech Help for Churches

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YouTube and Copyright

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Just because your church only does hymns doesn’t mean your videos are legal to upload to YouTube. You probably still need either the CCLI streaming license or the Church Copyright Association streaming license.

The problem is that even if you have them, since YouTube doesn’t have a way to indicate that you do, your video could be flagged. Normally, you can dispute this and that dispute will end in your favor, but what happens if it doesn’t.

Watch the video to hear what happened to me.

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One Comment:

  1. Thx. It’s something that I keep hearing about churches dealing with, but being pulled completely is rare enough (about 10%) that most churches that use YouTube don’t think it’s an issue. Still, it is.

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