Music Studio Monetized Videos of Indie ArtistAdded: Monday, March 23rd, 2015
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It is not a secret that automated bots detect and report millions of alleged copyright violations on a daily basis. Then such reports are processed by online services – again, without human intervention. It is also no secret that such process is far from flawless. YouTube’s takedown system has proved this rule many times.
The online streaming service allows the rights owners to upload their work into a fingerprint database in order to ease their efforts to detect matching content.
Use of this database sometimes results in hilarious mismatches – for example, there were cases where a cat purring video was flagged as illegal music. However, this is not the worst case. There are also mistakes of another scale, where genuine musicians are targeted over their own work.
The recent case involved a Norwegian musician Bjorn Lynne, who has had his videos hijacked by Universal Music Group – the studio is currently earning money on his works by running adverts alongside them. The indie artist claimed that the music studio has hijacked his music and claimed ownership of it in all YouTube videos, thus monetizing it.
It turned out that the music group has the rights to an audiobook using the artist’s track as background music. This is not a problem, because Lynne’s music can be used if the license fees are paid. The problem is that the music studio has entered the audiobook in YouTube’s Content-ID system, and hijacked the advertisements on the original video. Moreover, the largest music corporation in the world rejected his dispute through YouTube when he tried to explain the situation.
An artist claims that this was not done unwittingly, by mistake. Now he is sure that this was done on purpose: after he has “disputed” the claim on YouTube, he had to wait for a month to receive an answer that the music group has reviewed the dispute and upheld their claim. In order words, now Bjorn Lynne is running short on options to challenge the claim: all he has left is appeal and counter-notification. Of course, he can always sue, but that requires money. Indeed, one can’t deny that the most reasonable thing to do in this case would be to hire a top lawyer to pursue the music group, but it would cost about $350 per hour for a lawyer even before he launches the lawsuit.
The indie artist pointed out that this wasn’t the first time his music has been hijacked – he says that the same happened previously with his another music track, and, of course, there’s no guarantee that it may happen again in the future.
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Monday, March 23rd, 2015
|And they call us pirates|
|A few years ago I uploaded a self-made video onto YouPoop, with music that my cousin's band recorded.|
It got flagged as a copyright violation with a notice that the music belonged to another one of them big studio's...
Amazing, because (1) the music was recorded by my cousin's band, it was never recorded before, it was original work.... (2) they recorded it specifically for my video, and they never copyrighted their music.
After having to jump through a lot of hoops I finally got YouPoop to show the video - but they still insisted on me putting an alternative soundtrack to it provided by them.
Back then the whole thing was automated, but my complaint and a bunch of other complaints were answered by YouPoop insisting that they'd either improve the system or actually put a person on it to verify any possible copyright issues.
Now we're years further down the tube (no pun intended) and.... yeahhh.... they definitely fixed it lmao....
|I put together a video for my sister that needed a background audio track.|
I tried using the song she really wanted, but that was shot down.
I then used one of YouTube's provided audio clips and it was still slapped with a copyright violation claim.
What a bunch of gloryhole sausage suckers!
My dispute was not a very nicely worded one, but someone must've actually read it and the next day the video was reinstated to be viewed by the public.
|posted by (2015-03-26 17:15:09)|
|Well if its all right for them and the court says it is, then use this case and a medium and say now its ok for us.. It does not work one way as is now.||
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