How I Use Movie Clips in my YouTube Videos with Fair Use

Nearly every week, I get a few people asking me the question: “How much do you pay for those movie and TV clips on YouTube?” When I tell them I don’t pay anything, they are shocked. So I promised a few people I’d give a lesson on something called Fair Use (or similarly, Fair Dealing in Canada and other countries).

I’m no lawyer and I’m not an expert, but I have been part of the remix culture for many years. Watch, but definitely go check out the references below because they are MUCH smarter than I am and know the legal bits (which may be my undoing one day). 😉

#movieclips #fairuse #youtubefairuse


Clips used and references:

“Ass sphincter says what?” Wayne, Wayne’s World
“What the hell was that?” Krusty, The Simpsons
“Whatcha talking bout Willis?” Arnold, Different Strokes
“Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum” Dean Simmons, The House Bunny
“I’m not listening to you. You’re crazy.” Nacho, Nacho Libre
“It’s so boring” Deadpool in the Deadpool Game.
“What’s in it for me?” Ray, Field of Dreams –
Lockheed Eggcraft Factory, Loony Tunes
“It’s only a tiny little thin one” Monty Python’s Meaning of Life –
“Indubitably” Michael, The Office
“Good luck with that,” Spongebob, Spongebob
“You keep telling yourself that darling” Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean –
“Show me the money” Jerrie McGuire
“You’re so money and you don’t even know it,” Trent, Swingers –
“Totally lame!” Cartman, South Park
“Guilty, but with a real good excuse!” Spike, Brewsters Millions –
“Yes! Yes yes yes!” Kevin, Home Alone
Kutiman-Thru-you – 01 – Mother of All Funk Chords –
Most Awkward Gameplay Ever! Dead pool – Pewdiepie
YouTube Poop: Squidward Gets Possessed by a Bad Lemon
“Dun dun duuuuuuun!” dramatic sound effect remix:
“Can’t touch me!” Peter Griffin, Family Guy

YouTube Poop:
Honest Trailers:
Bad Lip Reading:
Derivative Works:

YouTube Fair Use:
Fair Dealing:
EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation):
Michael Geist (Canada’s Lawrence Lessig):

Lawrence Lessig:
Creative Commons:
Copy Left:
Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy:
RiP! A Remix Manifesto:
Kirby Ferguson:
Corey Doctorow:
Guilda Rostama:


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