YouTube Content ID, AdRev and Copyright Infringment

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    Music1234
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    They never really properly address the concept of “exclusivity”

    Must it be Exclusively licensed from the original creator of the composition?

    Must it be Exclusively licensed from “exclusive publisher/ library”?

    And what happens when tracks are “sub published” or distributed to library agents all over the world?

    Tracks simply do not just exist in only one database/ search engine.

    YOUTUBE should simply not allow anyone to upload anything until they present all clearances required: music, photos, video clips, etc. Simply stated, you should not be allowed to upload a video to youtube unless you present the music license.

    However, businesses such as ADREV and Identifyy want people to do that so that they can claim those videos and have them monetize back to adrev and identifyy and ultimately the music producers.These models are funny in that they flourish when people engage in copyright infringement. And also so many videos are monetizing back to composer when the client “really did” buy a music license.

    #33580 Reply
    Michael Nickolas
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    Having many of these tracks in RF libraries like P5, Audiosparx, Crucial etc… will my future clients get the content ID issues when they get my track?

    Only the copyright owner (which is you) is allowed to enter tracks into content ID so non-exclusive RF libraries like you mentioned should not be entering your tracks. Meaning that no, your future clients will not get content ID issues.

    If you read some back posts though, you will see that there are often problems with non-exclusive libraries “inadvertently” entering tracks in to content ID when they shouldn’t be. It’s happened to me and more than once. I don’t think the ones you’ve named would do so. Crucial is very careful with legalities. Audiosparx actually requires your music not to be in content ID, so they won’t be putting it there. And pond5 hasn’t ever been a problem that I’ve heard about.

    #33581 Reply
    Art Munson
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    there are often problems with non-exclusive libraries “inadvertently” entering tracks in to content ID when they shouldn’t be.

    I found 40 tracks like that from various libraries. I contacted AdRev (I have an account there) and they removed them all.

    #33582 Reply
    gen5020
    Participant

    Thanks for the info guys!

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