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I have not expected that my question will come to such hot discussion.
Thank to all of you for your comments. I think we have a lot of useful information in this thread even if the main discussion went away from my question. 🙂
My question was “How to stop the systematic violator of copyright?”
So the right answer – lawsuit. Technically it sounds for me like “no chance” at least if you’re not a very rich guy…
It’s very difficult for me to communicate in English, so maybe my question was not quite clear.
The main problem for me is not that the guy who stole my music, put it in the Content ID. The problem is that companies who take music on the distribution does not check its purity! They all “are more than protected with their legal documentation.”
Last year one company (IndMusic) signed a contract with the thief, I have achieved a stop the illegal distribution. This year, another company (the Orchard) has signed a contract with the thief, I have a problem again.
Once I solved this problem, how many companies still remain? … 10? … 100? And every company can sign a contract for stolen music, and not be responsible for it. YouTube can put stolen music in the CID, and not be responsible for it. They all can behave arrogant, do not reply to my letters, for them it is not a problem, they are not guilty of anything, they are rich guys.
Preparation of claim letter from a lawyer is worth $ 700. And it does not solve anything, it’s just the beginning of your expenses if you want to protect your rights legally. And to whom you will send a letter of claim, if the thief use the pseudonym and you do not know who he is? Hire a private detective?
Soundroad, it is difficult to get past the first line of defense with Orchard. PM me here on MLR and I will send you direct email addresses for the contacts that work for me.
Hi Mark, thanks for your suggestion!
Unfortunately I don’t know how to send you a private message.
I found six of Mark in the list of participants of the forum, but none of them are labeled as just “Mark”.
So far I’ve tried to contact the thief thru the comments to one of his YT video – he just removed it.
I’ve sent an email to The Orchard Music – no answer.
I’ve sent 5 (!) emails to [email protected] – no answer.
It seems like I try to communicate with robots :-(.
Despite the fact that I accidentally found at least one video with my music with almost 1.5 million views, I do not enter into the content ID to avoid creating problems for libraries. But as it turned out, this does not solve the problem!
Story with violator of my rights has been going on for almost a year. The situation in which I found myself, showed me that I’m completely unprotected.
Why, if the buyer receives a claim, the library turned to me with a request to solve the problem? Money from the sale we share 50/50, but I have to solve the problem alone. So far it looks as a very imperfect system.
Yes Mark, you’re right. I really hope for improvement of actual system.
Currently honest buyers spend time dealing with claims that are coming from scams. I spend days in searching the truth. And the thief gets the money. Something needs to be changed, right?
I did not place my music in the content ID, since most libraries against it. As a result, one person sells my music under his own name, and I do not even know about it!
Currently my track is recognized as his song. And I have to play the police to find this guy… What a world!
I sent a claim to the Orchard and YT. Wrote him a comment that he is wrong in his actions. Let’s see how it ends.
Hi Mark, thanks for your advice. I don’t know how to find his phone number but I found his YT channel and will try to write him a letter. Even if I’m sure that he knows what he does.
I wonder if someone knows how much The Orchard pays to musicians for YT placements? Are they selling license or just monetize as ADrev and similar service?
thanks for your entry!
To be honest I don’t know where he got my track. I think Indmusic has informed him about copyright violence when they removed his song from catalog.
In addition, in the hundreds of video (which I mentioned above) used an instrumental version of the track (without singing).
In addition, in the hundreds of video (which I mentioned above) used an instrumental version of the track (without singing). Which means it is 100% my original music without any changes!
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