The editing program is called Windows Live Movie Maker. It comes with Windows 7. However, in the editing program actually gives you the option to upload videos to YouTube after their done being edited. It's a button you click. But the editing program is copyrighted! But in the program it lets you redistribute your videos to YouTube! Is this technically having their permission to upload those videos? I will admit I usually don't click that button to upload my YouTube videos after their done being edited, because I usually prefer to upload them manually. But that's not the point. So, is that technically having permission to upload your videos to YouTube?
The copyright in the program you are using is a copyright for just that, the program you are using, not the videos you are using the program to create.
You seem to be confused about what that button does. The button does not grant you any copyright rights in the video you edited. If you use Windows Live Movie Maker to join two independently copyrighted works to create one infringement of two works, the fact that Movie Maker lets you upload that infringement to YouTube does not excuse the infringement. Movie Maker is just the mechanism by which you do what you want. If you choose to upload an infringing work, Movie Maker won't tell you no. You're just not supposed to use Movie Maker to upload infringing works.
Unless I misunderstand your question. Are you asking if there is something wrong with using copyrighted software to upload movies to YouTube? If so, then of course. Essentially all software is copyrighted. Using software to do things is why you use software.
Perhaps I don't understand you question?
Whether the editing program is copyrighted is irrelevant, unless you are trying to upload the editing program itself, which is not what you seem to be describing. So, your question is whether what you are uploading is copyrighted. If the video is your original filming and not some whole or partial copy of someone else's copyrighted material, you should have no infringement liability for uploading. Realize that YouTube does not okay or reject videos when uploaded, but they will take down any video as needed to comply with the law. You seem really confused about copyright law and its relation to YouTube, so I suggest you consult with a copyright attorney so you can discuss the specifics and, for a reasonable fee, get specific advice. All you will get here is general answers by attorneys attempting to demonstrate their general knowledge of the subject in hopes of attracting clients such as you.
So far, this is free to you. Until you pay a fee, I am not your lawyer and you are not my client, so you take any free advice at your sole risk. I am licensed in IL, MO, TX and am a Reg. Pat. Atty. so advice in any other jurisdiction is general advice and should be confirmed with an attorney licensed in that jurisdiction.
In all likelihood this is ok. Copyright law would prevent you from making a copy of the editing program, but it does not prevent you from using the editing program for its intended purpose---editing your videos. When you purchase Windows 7, you receive a written license that specifies what you are permitted to do with the programs that you received. The license probably permits you to use the editing function to prepare original videos (but you should check the terms of the license to be sure), The license probably also prohibits you from using the editing function in a manner which would violate intellectual property rights of others---for example, editing copyrighted videos owned by others rather than your own original videos. I don't think you need to lose any sleep over this, but it is wise that you asked the question. Your concern about violating IP rights is indicative of a careful, conscientious mind, which will serve you well as you pursue your professional endeavors.
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