8:02 am Tuesday, Dec. 13
I uploaded the video I posted for Ogre Returns part 2 of 2 or Music on the Web using photos of Matthew painting freelance and a song clip from Journey’s “Can’t Tame the Lion.”
8:05 am Tuesday, Dec. 13
I received the following email from YouTube:
Your video, Matt’s Slideshow Cinci Dec 2011, may have content that is owned or licensed by SME.
No action is required on your part; however, if you are interested in learning how this affects your video, please visit the Content ID Matches section of your account for more information.
– The YouTube Team”
I immediately visited the link YouTube recommended finding the following:
“Copyright Info: Ogre Returns – Cinci Dec 2011
Your video, Ogre Returns – Cinci Dec 2011, may include content that is owned or administered by these entities:
- Entity: SME Content Type: Sound Recording
No action is required on your part. Your video is still available worldwide. In some cases ads may appear next to your video.
Please note that the video’s status can change, if the policies chosen by the content owners change. You may want to check back periodically to see if you have new options available to you.
- if the content is mistakenly identified and is actually completely your original creation;
- if you believe your use does not infringe copyright (e.g. it is fair use under US law);
- if you are actually licensed by the owner to use this content.
I need more information. I want to learn more about the dispute process.
Please take a few minutes to visit our Help Center section on Policy and Copyright Guidelines, where you can learn more about copyright law and our Content Identification Service.”
I immediately visited the Help Center link YouTube recommended finding the following:
The first link for Content Owners provided information about how to file copyright notifications using YouTube’s “easy-to-use web form”; information on the content verification program for copyright holders who have an ongoing need to removed allegedly infringing content from YouTube; and information on YouTube’s content ID technology that “allows content owners to identify user-uploaded videos and audio comprised of their content, and choose what they want to happen when those videos are found: Make money from them. Get stats on them. Or block them from YouTube altogether.
As I was not the content owner, I didn’t dwell long here.
The link for YouTube Users had the following three choices:
What happened to my video?
Check here if your video was removed,
Why do I have a strike on
Why was my account
I click on “What happened to my video?”
“Before reading about the options available to you, we first need to understand exactly what happened to your video. Was your video removed, muted, or blocked in some or all countries? Is it currently displaying advertisements?
If your video was MUTED, BLOCKED IN SOME OR ALL COUNTRIES, or is DISPLAYING ADVERTISEMENTS, YouTube’s Content ID system has identified copyright content in your video.
You can see an example below:
If this happened, you do not currently have a copyright strike against your account.
What I did next:
Okay, I know I’m in violation of a copyright. I also know that probably the biggest repercussion is going to be getting my video yanked from YouTube, and getting a strike against me with YouTube. I imagine if I keep infringing on others’ copyrights on YouTube, eventually my account will be cancelled and I will have to get a new email address and start a new account if I wish to continue with my illegal activity.
I went back to the page for the video in question and noticed that someone had inserted both Journey’s name and links to where the song title could be purchased. I am now part of Journey’s advertising program, which is fine with me. I love Journey. I like them even better knowing how they opted to handle this. I hope people will buy their music.
What I learned from this experience:
1. I learned that, wow, that radar net is pretty good. I am not going to be able to infringe on others’ copyrights on YouTube unnoticed.
2. Probably many artists are willing to let you use their music as long as it is not done in a demeaning manner. This is what I would do if I were a famous musician. Free publicity.
I’m wondering if I should upload and post my Ohio River slide show set to Old Man River as performed by Bee Adair. . .