I've searched the forums for music related topics, but I couldn't find this specific scenario addressed.
First, if I have legitimately obtained music (purchased CD, downloaded from iTunes, etc.), am I allowed to incorporate some of that music into a slideshow for personal use only? In other words, I'd be making my own presentation for my own enjoyment from images I have created and from music that I legally purchased. This would be something I might share with immediate family, but that's it.
Assuming the above is acceptable under the "fair use doctrine", what about the following... Let's say the situation is basically the same except that I know nothing about creating a slideshow on a computer, so I hire someone else to use my images and my legally obtained music to create it for me. They provide me with a single copy of the work and retain none of the images or music themselves - i.e. they simply provided a service (their time and expertise) for which they were compensated.
Is there any legal problem with either scenario? If so, why? Thanks for any insight or clarification.