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  1. Until recently, I knew very little about how YouTube deals with copyright violators. Sure…I’d heard stories from friends & colleagues, but I’d never actually dealt with it firsthand. Now I have! For those who aren’t aware, I’m a long-time YouTuber. I set up my first channel back in January of 2010 & currently administrate a total of five. Even with 5 channels, I’d never had occasion to post work I didn’t own, or have permission to use. A few weeks back, I decided to try something new.….a playlist series called “Play Along”. The videos consist of me playing drums to a prerecorded song. Not exactly a revolutionary concept! You’ll find countless examples this type of thing already on YouTube. But….it was new for me & it sounded like fun! My original intent was to post each video without the play-along song. That would have avoided the whole copyright quagmire, but it also had an unintended consequence. It made the finished product much less interesting! After some deliberation, I decided to roll the dice. If nothing else, it could serve as a learning experience. When I formatted my video, I used an mp3 iTunes version of the audio (song). Typically, mp3s of this type contain tagging which allows the track to be detected on platforms like YouTube. I uploaded my project & classified it as an “unlisted” video. This is standard practice for me. Once I view the upload & verify that it’s intact, I change the classification to “public”. It was late, so I put that final review off till the next morning. By the time I logged back on the next day…. The legal owner had already detected my use of his song Reported the violation to YouTube Decided what options to offer me Tagged & set up my video for AD monetization Keep in mind, at this point, my video was still classified as “unlisted”. I hadn’t even checked the upload yet! It seems the wheels of progress turn quickly when there’s revenue at stake! Fortunately for me, this was the outcome I had hoped for. Most of those 2nd hand stories I mentioned earlier had described a similar process. Below is a copy of the actual notice that YouTube/Google attached to my video….. Your video has been blocked in some countries. Copyrighted content was found in your video. Because of the claimant's policy, this video can't be played in some countries. VIEWING RESTRICTIONS · Video blocked in 1 country · Unavailable on some devices MONETIZATION · Monetized by claimant If you agree with these conditions, you don't have to do anything. Learn More Copyright details CONTENT CLAIMANT POLICY · Look Away (Album Version) - The Ozark Mountain Daredevils · Sound recording · 0:02 - 3:29 play match · UMG · Blocked in some countries · Remove Song · File a Dispute Additional details about original version of the notice: When you hover over the “Video blocked in 1 country” statement, it tells you which country…in this case - Germany. When you hover over the “Monetized by claimant” statement, this notice appears – “You can use the copyrighted content in your video, but ads might appear on your video.” As you can see, the poster is given 3 basic choices: 1. Do nothing, indicating that you agree with the arrangements already negotiated. 2. Remove the copyrighted song 3. File a dispute over the ownership of contested material, in this case the play-along audio track. Clicking on the “Learn More” link took me to a page containing this statement – “Am I in trouble? · In most cases, getting a Content ID claim isn’t a bad thing for your YouTube channel. It just means, “Hey, we found some material in your video that’s owned by someone else.” · It’s up to copyright owners to decide whether or not others can reuse their original material. In many cases, copyright owners allow the use of their content in YouTube videos in exchange for putting ads on those videos.” In the spirit of full disclosure, that page also contains information pertaining to other potential outcomes. Occasionally, the owner of rights can strongly object. In some of those cases, your standing as a YouTube member can be affected….both negatively & permanently. So, the bottom line seems to be this….doing what I did is a bit of a crap-shoot! There is a chance it could affect your standing on YouTube and more. BUT….the majority of the time, you’ll probably get an outcome similar to what I got here. For me it was win-win. They’re allowing me to use the audio and I gained first-hand knowledge of YouTube’s procedures for handling breach of copyright. When I changed the video classification to “public”, I added this statement in the liner notes…… ***The ADs you see here are not mine. The registered owner of "Look Away" chose to allow use of their audio content in exchange for placing ads in my video. Since I had no commercial aspirations for this project anyway, I thought that arrangement was more than fair! For anyone interested, here’s the video that brought about this learning experience - https://youtu.be/VRdqL_UCQz0 Tom Hoffman Songstuff member profilehttp://www.tune-smith.comhttp://www.youtube.com/user/DrumStuffTH
  2. Musician/songwriter forums, such as SongStuff.com, are incredibly useful for certain things. Seeking reliable, definitive advice about copyright related questions is not among them. Yet year-after-year we see an endless parade of new-member posts inquiring about exactly that. There are 2 generally accepted sources for information pertaining to copyright: The Library of Congress (Washington D.C.)Entertainment AttorneysConsulting the first of those sources is free, but you'll need to do the research yourself & draw your own conclusions based on that research. Typically, entertainment attorneys are not free! You'll probably have to pay for their advice, but they will get the answers for you. If you're undecided about which of these avenues is best, I recommend asking yourself one simple question. Can you afford to pay an attorney? If the answer to that question is NO, then there is no decision to be made. The Library of Congress is for you! That's exactly how I learned & I've been registering copyrights for 16+ years. Believe me....it's much easier to find information now, than it was 16 years ago. Here are a number of direct links you may find useful: United States Copyright Office http://copyright.gov/Why Should I Register My Work? FAQ page http://copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-general.html#automaticCopyright FAQ - http://copyright.gov/help/faq/index.htmlElectronic Copyright Office tutorial - http://copyright.gov/eco/eco-tutorial.pdfOnline Copyright Registration - http://copyright.gov/eco/If you're still bound & determined to ask your question on a musician/songwriter's forum, here's what you can expect. - You'll get an array of responses & contradictory advice, from well-meaning individuals with a variety of qualifications. - Those responses may be based on personal experience, personal knowledge, guesswork or opinion. You'll have absolutely no way of knowing which, since the people offering it are virtual strangers. - The conversation will stray from your original question. Based on years of personal experience, I can tell you that it always does. You'll end up reading responses, which have little or nothing to do with your original question. - If you do get lucky enough to find a forum member who is actually a practicing attorney, there's no way they'll be willing to risk whatever liability may result from offering you free online advice. If they are willing to offer an opinion at all, it'll be strictly a personal opinion, NOT a legal recommendation. Even in the best case scenario, you won't have advice that you can afford to count on. BTW - this will always be the case, regardless of the specific forum! When it's all said and done, you'll come away with unreliable advice. It's your work.....right? That is why you asked the question to begin with...right? So are you really willing to base your decision on advice offered by a bunch of total strangers? If you're truly concerned about protecting your work, you can't afford to guess. You need to know! Hopefully, this blog article doesn't offend anyone. That's not my intent. I am simply amazed at our chosen methods for acquiring information these days. Many seem to feel that asking complete strangers is better than figuring it out for themselves. I find that incredibly sad! Tom Hoffman Songstuff member profile http://www.tune-smith.com http://www.youtube.com/user/DrumStuffTH
  3. Open the gates of hell and make room for commercial songwriters! Hard for me to believe that vague similarity now passes for actual infringement. In the past 24 hours, I've heard these allegedly similar snippets of melody several times. In my humble opinion, claiming that one is derivative of the other is an incredible over-reach. While I imagine the legal profession is pleased, I weep for the future of professional songwriting. Far too many flimsy claims like this in recent years! http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/sam-smith--tom-petty-settlement-20150126 Tom
  4. Hello all! Well, to start off this thread I'd like to say --- good news! I've been accepted to UARTS in philadelphia pennsylvania, and will be attending in january. Now, until then, I would like to get two projects done. The first would be releasing my own album -- this is harder than the other project , because my resources are limited atm. But I'd like just a little five track EP sorta thing to put out there, show what I'm about. Secondly, I'd like to put together a mixtape. Here's where my questions come in -- since my mixtape, obviously isn't going to be for sale...can I get in trouble for using instrumentals by artists like TOPP DOGG and Block B? I don't think I can if I use proper credit, plus, you know, mix tapes are released be rappers wanting to get noticed all the time!
  5. Hi All, Here's a scenario: A collaboration is agreed upon because the singer/musician likes the concept of the album idea that the lyricist has drafted and the lyricist has already written half the songs for. The singer agrees to provide the music and record the songs for the album along with writing the lyrics and music for the next half of the songs that will go to make up the complete CD album. What type of royalty deal should the lyricist expect from this collaborative recording project? For example, should he expect approximately 50% of sales from every album?? Many Thanks, CC.