Adding video for a track that is not from the original publisher

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Am I allowed to add a video for a track that hasn't been uploaded by the official publisher but is still the correct video for said track?

The warning Last.fm gives is: "Please do not abuse this system. Adding videos other than the official video for this track may result in you being banned from adding videos, or from the entire site." Which implies that i'm not allowed to add a non-official video, even if it is the right track.
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Adam Macdonald

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Andreas_Wotte

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Which track you are talking about?
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Well it could be any track without a video but let's take the one which brought this to my attention as an example: here (don't judge, thanks). As you can see it says: "Do you know a YouTube video for this track? Add a video", then when you click "Add a video" you're warned about not adding anything but the official one despite this video here being perfectly suited as it's just the raw track. But as I said i'm not sure if you're allowed as Last.fm implies you can't.
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I thing you can regular upload it. The last 9 years I never got problems with that practice.
(there's nothing to judging for)
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So you're saying it's OK for me to add that video to that track?
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Btw. In germany you can't see this video on youtube because the copyrights.
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That's the intention of my reply. As a user I can't see anything irregular in this case.
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Alright, thanks. Is it because of GEMA that you can't watch it in Germany?
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That's the point.
I believe the legal notice is for uploading a track from other bands and coversongs.
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Hello Adam. I guess the three pics explain themself.