Ryan likes a bassline from a popular artist’s song and wants to use it in his own video. He’s unsure of whether he has the rights to use it. What should he do first?

(A) Consult a lawyer.

(B) Upload the video to YouTube and see what happens.

(C) Ask his YouTube partner representative.

(D) Upload the video and tag the artist in the comments.


Ryan should consult a lawyer to find out if there are any copyrights protecting the bassline from that artist’s song.

He shouldn’t use the bassline without consulting a lawyer because if there are certain rights protecting that song, then Ryan would have to take down his video due to a copyright claim.


This question is a part of the YouTube Music Rights Management Certification Exam. You can get answers to all the questions asked in this exam on our YouTube Music Rights Management Certification Assessment Answers page.

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