I currently upload short videos to YouTube demonstrating how to play short recognisable guitar riffs.
In my attempt to make this legal and "fair use" I always do the following.
- There is never any backing track of the original recording, it is just me showing how to play the short snippet from the track - e.g., the intro to Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix.
The lesson only covers < 5% of the original composition.
It is clearly not a performance, just for teaching.
As it stands, is this breaking any copyright laws?
As a YouTube partner I can nominate videos to receive a revenue share of their advertising if someone clicks an advert while watching my video. Any reason I can't receive such a share?
Could I charge for this type of service anyway given the restrictions I follow, i.e., no backing track of original recordings, < 5%, for education?
If I currently do fall foul, what can I do legally for free? And what can I legally do for a fee? What additional restrictions would I need to employ?
Lots of questions I know, sorry, but I can't find anyone who can clarify this situation.