"Your video, (youtube link), may have content that is owned or licensed by Sony ATV Publishing.
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 got this e-mail last night right after I posted a slideshow of pictures of my wife (who passed away just recently). I also used her recorded karaoke songs as background so that my relatives here and abroad can hear her voice while watching the pictures. Although her singing ability is not American Idol grade, it's music to my ears (of course).
They already deleted the background Ave Maria from the funeral video I posted before. That's okay because that's 100% original artist recording. I have enough brain to understand that my wife sang copyrighted songs and can not be performed in public "without permission." But I'm also aware that in YouTube, there are thousands of ORIGINAL videos and original songs, many in hi-def. They had "permission?"
Legally speaking, I cannot win but morally? I don't blame Youtube. They are under pressure. I just hope they do not delete the audio and just put ads in my slideshow (as if the world will watch it other than my friends and relatives). I spent many days compiling those pics and songs. The songs were recorded maybe 10 years ago. Just lucky to find them.
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It would already be deleted if they planned to delete it. They will just put an ad on it.
The kareoke disc was copyrighted and that's what they're recognizing (even though your wife was singing over it). Last I heard, Youtube's fingerprinting only recognized the first 30 seconds of songs. If you skip the first 30 seconds of the song you may be able to work around their filters.
Thanks, guys for the thoughts.
For a while, I thought actual employees of Youtube watched and heard the songs. I never imagine that a karaoke tune recorded in CD that is "made in China" will have that fingerprint. I did NOT get a warning when I posted three videos of my wife singing karaoke though. But I got one when I posted a video of my little son recorded 20 years ago. He was dancing to the music that's coming from a small TV! Their filters are very accurately efficient I'm thinking copyright is just a pretext. They do not like my videos after all
But I acknowledge I owe YouTube one. It enables me to immediately share the videos to our relatives here and abroad. The other video sharing sites just won't work because our relatives are most familiar with YouTube.
You don't owe them anything. By putting ads sometimes before the video, sometimes in the middle of the video, sometimes off to the side of the video, and sometimes all three, both YouTube and Sony make some money. Believe me, they're not doing you any favors. I got about a dozen such Your video, (youtube link), may have content that is owned or licensed by... emails yesterday.
Still, I also want to thank the website(full of ads) from which I downloaded the free nice slideshow program. Also, I would find reasons to thank the police for saving my life or the firemen for saving my house. Why would I do that? After all, they are being paid (handsomely?) and are expected to do just that. Perhaps, it's a 'culture' thing on my part.
There is something where you can file a fair use form if you think it is fair use.Also (I think)a human never reads the form anyway.
Youtube is so big now that it's crappy.
Look at using vimeo or one of the other alternatives.
There's also something to be said for having your own web hosting.
I receintly bought a Cisco Ultra HD flip video, one of the software options for exporting your video was to add music to the background. I picked one that came with it and when I uploaded it to youtube it told me that the audio track matched 3rd party content. Thus it added the ads...how clever of them to supply copyrighted audio tracts.