Is it legal to upload videos that show how to cheat in games?

For example: Using Game Guardian or Lucky Patcher or decompiling the APK with APKTool and changing it.

I want to do that, though I think it may be a problem because cheats are kind of against copyrights I'm guessing.

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    Cheats aren't against copyright since cheating in a game does not require making a copy of it. Posting videos of game play would possibly fall under fair use in the US, especially if the video was used in a work about the game, such as a review or, indeed, instructions on cheating the game. Fair use is a US term, and similar provisions in the laws of other countries are generally more limited. – phoog Jan 20 '16 at 23:12
  • What about Israel? – SantaClaus Jan 21 '16 at 4:59
  • Using APKTool counts as creating a copy of it? – SantaClaus Jan 21 '16 at 5:04

Yes. The images of the game are a fair use because they are a derivative use in which the images are incidental to the primary purpose: educating a viewer about the cheat.

Of course, a game manufacturer might still attempt to intimidate a cheat poster by suing them anyway.

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