Is reading books on YouTube illegal?

Yes, if a book is under copyright, public display and performances are illegal without the publishers permission. If someone on YouTube has 10 views and is making no money, the publishers generally don’t notice, but if they get a ton of attention, they’ll probably be ordered to take the video down.

Can I post a video of me reading a book?

Unless the book is in the public domain, you’ll need permission from the copyright owner to do this legally. Unless the book is in the public domain, you’ll need permission from the copyright owner to do this legally.

Do I need permission to read a book online?

The short answer is, well, yes. While many well-intentioned commentators have warned teachers against this practice, the fact is that copyright law—specifically fair use—permits many read-aloud activities online.

Can I record myself reading a book for my students?

Listening while reading. If you’re playing a compact disc recording or a single digital recording, that’s fine. But if you’re making copies and distributing them to students, that would be a violation of copyright law.

What is the best way to record yourself reading a book?

Pick a quiet spot in your home, where your read aloud won’t be interrupted by loud noises or people walking past. Use the best video camera you can find. This may be your phone, and that’s great! Just be sure to turn it horizontal before you start recording.