Lately 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 (“Sample Content”). 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.