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12/7/2011 11:56 AM

Joe Simon (a widely popular BMX video editor) was sued this year because he used an unlicensed song in a wedding video that went viral. Be careful with the music you choose...

"But I will say that using music illegally is like playing russian roulette, maybe you will get sued, maybe not. I just want everyone to know that the threat is real and you have to make the choice to run the gauntlet or be in the clear."


12/7/2011 1:25 PM

Isn't there a difference between someone making money off of a video with the song in and just a random video that someone edits together?


12/7/2011 2:10 PM

There certainly isn't. You're using some other person's property without their permission.

Sucks for Joe who is a really great and hard working guy but he knew the risks. Sometimes the dice come up snake eyes.