YouTube Video Blocked by Copyright Claims

Think Tank LogoLately I have had many videos taken down on YouTube because of false claims from the recording industry. It seems that the recording industry is just blindly making claims on everything on YouTube lately.

What is crazy about this is that I use Apple iLife royalty free music on all of my videos. That has not kept companies like EMI from either stealing my ad revenue (which I don’t care about), but they are now forcing videos to be deleted.

Many people posting tutorials online use iMovie. If you want to know what licenses to submit to dispute false claims here they are:

The specific parts of the agreements that you must reference when you dispute the false claim are:

Dispute Copyright Claim on iLife 9 Content

Tell YouTube that you are protected under article 2C of the iLife 9 Software License Agreement

Dispute Copyright Claim on iLife 11 Content

Tell YouTube that you are protected under article G iii. of the iLife 11 Software License Agreement.

Here is article G. iii.

Use of some iMovie features will depend on the features of your camera. You
understand and agree that results from using the Video Stabilization and Rolling Shutter Correction
features may vary and video stabilization and rolling shutter correction may not be achieved
depending on video content quality. Results from the use of the People Finder feature will vary.
Travel map graphics may not include all cities, countries or points of interests. You understand and
agree that uploading your movies to a third party service requires compliance with the terms and
conditions of that service.
iMovie contains sample content including but not limited to graphics, audio clips, video clips and/or
templates (โ€œSample Contentโ€). This Sample Content is proprietary to Apple and/or its licensors, and is
protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws, including but not limited to copyright.
Except as otherwise provided, all Sample Content included in iMovie may be used on a royalty-free
basis in your own video projects but may not be distributed on a standalone basis.

How to Stop False Copyright Claims

So far I have only won 2 claims even though I have the explicit right to use the sounds I have in the past. I won’t use anything but original music in the future.

This has lead me to want to create 100% free music for everyone to use. Over the next year I’ll make that free music available to everyone. Hopefully then others won’t have their videos removed because of false claims.

8 Responses to “YouTube Video Blocked by Copyright Claims”

  1. mr.roshik says:

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  2. James says:

    why not just host your own videos?.. and put up a khanacademy-esque interface around your content.. your content is masterfully presented.. if you build it they will come..

    • admin says:

      Thank you for the compliment ๐Ÿ™‚ The reason I have to use YouTube is because of speed. I couldn’t afford to host all of my videos. The Khan Academy is a multimillion dollar non-profit. They are way beyond me. I also need to redesign my website. I never expected to make 500 + videos and this design doesn’t really work for that many videos.

      I think the way to solve this problem is to create a massive library of 100% free music people can use for their videos. That won’t necessarily keep the music industry from attacking me and others, but I see no other way. I’ll be making that free library very soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. First, you have been of great assistance to me. It is rare to come across someone who has the ability and takes the time to present these types of materials in an intelligible conceptual schema.

    Secondly, the music industry is totally broken. It’s surviving lawyers are generally slime and that fact points to where you might be able to efficiently push in the voodoo pin. I have several unslimey friends who are still involved who know the ropes.

    I started adulthood as an attorney but at 29 bailed out because the “profession” is all about taking advantage. I am 59. I have had a stroke that affected my mobility but not my mind. I would like to pursue some niche efforts with websites and need some guidance on the WordPress morass of themes and plugins in order to accomplish artistic visions. I promise not to be a pest.

    Perhaps I even may be able to assist you in a few things through my life’s experience.

    All the best


    • admin says:

      Hi Blake, Feel free to ask any questions that you like. As you can tell, I don’t sell anything and I’m more than happy to help.

      I was able to fight off the music industry in most situations by presenting licensing agreements. It just ticked me off that they went after my videos for adsense revenues. Then when they realized there wasn’t much money in them they asked YouTube to take down the videos. All of this was done even though I had a license agreement to use small clips that were just sound beds.

      I plan on making free music and giving it away, but they no doubt will claim that music is theirs as well even without proof.

      Either way send your questions and I’ll give you my opinion ๐Ÿ™‚


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