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copyright on YouTube for covers

MammasedNokuowt
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9 months ago
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I did a cover of Should I Stay or Should I Go that I was pretty happy with and after it spent two hours uploading, turns out that version was blocked in no less than 244 countries…which was a little frustrating. I went back and used a karaoke version - not as happy. Anyone have some tips on versions of things to use or more importantly, not use?
The Bassist
Posts: 128
Ive done quite a bit of research on this. You can search the audio library to find out what the copyright policy of a song is. In case you didn't know, if your video is blocked worldwide you will get a copyright strike and if you get three, your account and all its videos gets deleted. It also says that anyone with a banned account will not be allowed to create another one, so if you wanted to start over you would probably have to have a new email address as your Google+ sign in. It is also possible for your account to retroactively receive a copyright strike for an old video that was previously fine if the copyright holder decides to change their policy.

Fortunately I haven't received a copyright strike, or haven't yet. I have fifty two videos and approximately half of them have copyright claims on them. They are visible but I think I have one that is blocked in two countries. My plan if I ever get two strikes is to create a second channel and upload to that one and if the old channel receives a retroactive third strike, I would re-upload its videos except for the ones that caused the strikes.
MannyIII
Posts: 109
Yeah, I did a Jimi Hendrix crosstown traffic cover and it was blocked after a couple of months. Someone told me under description you need to claim its for fun and not intended for sale or profit.

It's ridiculous but I get it.
With well over 300 cover videos I do have quite a few that have been blocked in 200 plus countries and even worldwide. So far no strikes. I once filed a dispute. After a month WMG gave me right, but a few days later they blocked it again. Sometimes rights are sold to another company with another policy.
Guinny
Posts: 114
Would including a disclaimer at the beginning of each video help?

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
MotorMog
Posts: 257
We had an issue with the venue we hire a village “church hall” for our drinking/jam sessions telling us we needed an entertainment licence to play live music

Luckily turned out not to be the case ,as far as I remember a license is not required for “places of worship”, venues that “do not sell alcohol” or have an “audience of less than 500” so they didn't take it any further

Besides they need our cash for the ever ongoing church roof fund!!!

As for the YouTube issue I can see why you might get into some bother by playing along to the original song

As for a live cover or interpretation I'm not so sure

Purchasing a universal license for the playing and recording of copyrighted music would be fine with me, something reasonable like £50 a year to give something back for musical developmentor or some other bollox


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Would including a disclaimer at the beginning of each video help?Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

Nope. Found this:

“Videos uploaded to YouTube are scanned against a database of files that have been submitted to us by content owners” - YouTube Content Id.

I had used an Amazon Prime mp3 version of SISOSIG, so I guess it's just lousy with signals. So, irony of ironies, I guess the best way to do a cover using an mp3 is to rip a video that is already on youtube and see if that version works.
MotorMog
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Quote: Nope. Found this:“Videos uploaded to YouTube are scanned against a database of files that have been submitted to us by content owners” - YouTube Content Id. I had used an Amazon Prime mp3 version of SISOSIG, so I guess it's just lousy with signals. So, irony of ironies, I guess the best way to do a cover using an mp3 is to rip a video that is already on youtube and see if that version works.

So if I'm reading this correct they can scan the audio/video content of the upload looking for a digital match or similarities against a file that is on its copyright blacklist

So not even changing the name of the video will help

Luckily my uploads sound nothing like the original so I should be alright!
2nick3
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Luckily my uploads sound nothing like the original so I should be alright!

Finally, me being a mediocre player is going to pay off!!
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Would including a disclaimer at the beginning of each video help?Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
Not at all. They know the laws better than we do.
kabekew
Posts: 6
Youtube deleted my Beatles bass covers after leaving them alone for several years (I wasn't monetizing them or anything). I protested with the explanation it was fair use for educational purposes (teaching the bass part to the songs) but they still rejected it.

I don't think they care. They're just trying to minimize any liability.

I'm even happy to pay ASCAP performance royalties, but they don't have a category for “online videos.”

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