Problems With YouTube And Copyright

January 11, 2009 3:45pm CST
Basically... not to go in to too much detail... I've made this fan video, spent a good 14 hours making and several more trying to get it on youtube, but they keep saying im infringing copyright coz of the music. I added more disclaimers thinking that would help because there are other videos with that music on. After it still didn't work I went and looked into their rules where it states this: "It doesn't matter whether or not you give credit to the owner/author/songwriter - it is still copyrighted." But that just makes me think then why is this other video allowed with the same music? Anyone got any ideas what I can do so that I can get my fan video up ther; after spending 14 hours on it, I really want to get it up.
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@hildas (3031)
11 Jan 09
I went to a Pop concert last year and took loads of photos and a short video clip of my favourite group. I made a couple of five minute videos with the groups songs running in the background of it. Well I uploaded it onto youtube with no problems at all. Maybe the Pop group does not mind or something, but I have made a few of these and they all uploaded first go. I really do not know how to help you. Maybe its the song you have on it or something, but this is all new to me, or maybe youtube have tightened up from I last put videos I made on there.
12 Jan 09
It is the song, but other people have videos using that music so I dont know...
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@hildas (3031)
14 Jan 09
It might be the song, but its hard to know. You could change it and see, but thats more time. Hope you get this sorted out.
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• Netherlands
15 Jan 09
Youtube is just random in that they'll pick a video with the music and copyright it! Look around youtube at almost every video there is music! I once made a rubik's cube video and i putted music on the background and i got a copyright claim! But I had allready another movie on with the same music and NO copyright claim :P So youtube just randomly select's vids and claims them!
15 Jan 09
Yes I see, they let it on but then kicked it off again, they can be such a pain, nvm... just 14 hours wasted. Thanx for the response:D
@jtr115 (724)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Record companies, TV networks, etc. aren't always able to spot every single video containing their copyrighted content. That is why some people's videos are able to stay up longer. Someone will probably report the others sooner or later. In the meantime, you may want to try some of the other video sharing sites like Veoh or Vimeo.
12 Jan 09
I may have to use a different site, which is slightly annoying, thanx for the advice
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