Youtube Copyright(Coldplay/EMI) Took Down My Video.

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  1. iLikeToDrum macrumors member

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    I did a drum cover of a Coldplay song, and they took it down this morning.

    What are the tricks/ ways to get this back up? :cool:

    I've heard of turning down the background audio(the song) to lower than the drums, but still audible... true?

    Thanks.
     
  2. ace198 macrumors regular

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    I don't get what copyright really means on Youtube. The one kid who lip syncs has just under 60 videos that most(if not all) have copyright songs in them blasting in the background. He gets adsense as well. WTF?
     
  3. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I would suggest not covering a band as awful as Coldplay :p
     
  4. 184550 Guest

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    Says the person with the 'humorous' TSA avatar. :rolleyes:
     
  5. bartelby macrumors Core

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    It takes a complaint from the person/company who hold the copyright to get stuff removed from YouTube.
     
  6. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    I think it's some type of automatic scanning. Don't feel too bad, OP, since even Justin Bieber got one of his own songs removed from his YouTube account.
     
  7. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    There is automatic scanning that will identify commercial music in your YouTube clips, but this will not automatically remove the video. The copyright holder must request it. I don't know if the copyright holder is automatically notified when a match is found, but it seems the rendition has to be of a certain quality to trigger the detection.

    As an example, some friends and I recently had to cover a song as a part of the application for a film festival. We muted the voice track from the original using Audacity's karaoke filter. We all had the track playing in the room, but I doctored mine a little more by laying the music track back in in iMovie to get it a little cleaner. Mine got flagged; theirs didn't. The song was obscure enough I'm pretty sure nobody cares about taking it down, though.
     
  8. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    If you've taken the audio track from a CD and just dropped it in its copyrighted. But if there is a generation between the pristine audio and the one you're publishing, (i.e. ambient sound recording of the song onto a camcorder) you could get away with it.

    If you had the song playing in the background and you're playing drums over it, I don't understand how thats copyrighted.
     
  9. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    The original is still audible. Their copyright ownership for the original material doesn't disappear just because you've made a derivative work using it
     
  10. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    for example if you post a video of a party where a certain song is playing in the background it doesn't fall under the copyright. You can video tape NFL football of your tv screen and post it on youtube AFAIK.
     
  11. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    there's a difference between incidental music playing in the background of a party and a video of you featuring your own fabulous drumming playing along with a recording of a song.....even if the recording is turned down a tad ......even if you're a lousy drummer :p

    And if your party background music was on anything other than a youtube video where we all hope nobody would mind what you were doing;

    wikimania

    and that's just the start of the licenses required....so don't get caught! :p
     
  12. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Yup! Someone a year above me on my course had to pay £400 in fees to Sony BMG because in his documentary Katy Perrys 'I kissed a girl' was playing (barely audible) in the background, his clip was less than 30 seconds long... It's a joke.
     
  13. yourwiseguy macrumors regular

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    Are you talking about Keenan Cahil? That little kid had 50 cent in his video. I don't know how he does it and doesn't get called out by YouTube for copyright infringement!
     
  14. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I think they just have a Justin Bieber filter. I would pull all of his crap down too.:p

    I believe Youtube has deals with the artists and labels so any parodies that are done the money goes right to the artist not the person who made the video.
     
  15. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    I don't believe that you need a license for parody as it is covered under "fair use".
     
  16. MacNut macrumors Core

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    You don't need a license but you won't get any ad revenue from You Tube. They give it right to the original artist.
     
  17. R94N macrumors 68020

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    I think they use some kind of algorithm to take down videos automatically. For example, they have algorithms that can detect certain body parts so they can take down pornographic content, or at least I think so. Anyway, I understand that this is doing nothing to resolve things.
     
  18. iLikeToDrum thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey all!!

    I disputed the copyright claim and the video is up and has been since then.

    Google was my friend.

    Thanks all for your insight, though.
     

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