I know copyright / author's rights definition. I read bunch of texts about them and I am also aware that, for example, there are a kind of tolerance on YouTube about uses of copyrighted media (ex: songs' covers, remixes...) but even if they are tolerated, it is still not legal. But Youtube is a platform for sharing.
My question is : What about personal use of a copyrighted media ?
I searched on Internet but it is always about diffusion of such content, not personal use. In the strict aspect of law, would I be allowed to, for example, remix copyrighted songs just for my own usage, listening to them in my headphones ?
My first opinion would be no, as a copyrighted media covers :
- the right to reproduce the copyrighted work
- the right to prepare derivative works based upon the work
- the right to distribute copies of the work to the public
- the right to perform the copyrighted work publicly
- the right to display the copyrighted work publicly
It would be creating a derivative work of a copyrighted media, so it would be infringement, right ? Also, using a copyrighted music to put it on my vacation videos and showing it to my family only would be, law speaking, a copyright infringement, right ?
If that so, are every people drawing famous characters or playing famous music songs on their instrument, for training or just for fun, without any public diffusion, doing copyright infringement ?
By extension, are those doing public diffusion (ex: artists doing fanart of a video game character which is copyrighted) also doing copyright infringement ? Or is it considered as fair use ?
I got a bit lost when a friend ask me questions about that aspect of law.