#1January 6th, 2010 · 09:29 PM
8 threads / 2 songs
79 posts
United States of America
Dear youtube, you've finally failed to the most epic degree possible
So a youtube account I created a few days ago was suspended. It had one video on it. A song I made. Original song, not remixing other songs. Appearantly, if you upload your own original songs, you're violating your own copyright so your account will be suspended. WTF youtube, honestly now, WTF.
It was annoying enough when you uploaded other people's songs and it got taken down, but that's understandable. Then it started to take down videos if a song happend to be playing on the radio in the background, now that's a bit overdoing it. But now we can't put our own songs on there? The youtube copyright nazis have finally convinced me to find a new video uploading site, anyone have any recommendations?
YouTube is more like YouFail. >:(
#2January 6th, 2010 · 09:38 PM
15 threads / 8 songs
322 posts
Sweden
lol @ YouFail. Unfortunately, YouTube is the only video streaming site 'big dog' thats out right now - if you're looking to get yourself exposure. Did you have a lot of views already? Why exactly did they delete your song..that doesn't make any sense!
#3January 6th, 2010 · 10:08 PM
8 threads / 2 songs
79 posts
United States of America
They deleted my full account suspending it and never said why. I never got a warning or anything, appearantly sound is against copyright terms. Because God made it, sound waves have been copyrighted to him and you may no longer use them on youtube or something. Either that or it's copyrighted to science/evolution. I'm not sure how many views I had because I hadn't checked it until I was going to log in today.
#4January 6th, 2010 · 10:55 PM
30 threads / 5 songs
757 posts
Australia
mmmm
Strange as youtube is a primary vehicle for promotion of music through video.
We've had no problem with music videos we've posted , in fact 2 have been picked up for revenue sharing ,that being said I had to confirm in writing  that we were copyright holder of images and soundtrack , as our songs are registered with APRA and currently released  on itunes etc  wasn't a problem.
I did note however that if we hadn't responded to their request for confirmation of ownership with supporting evidence that the whole account would be shut down.
 
#5January 7th, 2010 · 03:54 AM
371 threads / 187 songs
3,371 posts
United Kingdom
re: mmmm
blakhatz wrote…
Strange as youtube is a primary vehicle for promotion of music through video.
We've had no problem with music videos we've posted , in fact 2 have been picked up for revenue sharing ,that being said I had to confirm in writing  that we were copyright holder of images and soundtrack , as our songs are registered with APRA and currently released  on itunes etc  wasn't a problem.
I did note however that if we hadn't responded to their request for confirmation of ownership with supporting evidence that the whole account would be shut down.
  :)

Yeah just confirm you are the copyright holder, I'm sure that it promps you.
Perhaps they are clamping down on things now, Strange
#6January 7th, 2010 · 04:04 AM
340 threads / 59 songs
4,344 posts
United Kingdom
So how do normal 'unsigned' 'I just make my own music' 'indie' kind of folk prove that they own a 'copyright'?
#7January 7th, 2010 · 10:18 AM
15 threads / 8 songs
322 posts
Sweden
kings wrote…
So how do normal 'unsigned' 'I just make my own music' 'indie' kind of folk prove that they own a 'copyright'?

Exactly. I don't really get that. I don't post my music on YouTube so I wouldn't really know. This is so odd.
#8January 8th, 2010 · 06:15 AM
371 threads / 187 songs
3,371 posts
United Kingdom
kings wrote…
So how do normal 'unsigned' 'I just make my own music' 'indie' kind of folk prove that they own a 'copyright'?

It's been a while since I uploaded anything on YouTube, I'm pretty certain that either when you set-up an account you agree you own the copyright of any original material you own, or when you upload anything it prompts you again. I think the Golden rule is, if you are the copyright holder you should say so it in the video, that's what I did, and if you upload a cover, you should show credit to both original artist and copyright holder, in that way there are no come-backs to anybody. I'm pretty sure that's how it works.

 If there is money involved, then you need permission from the copyright holder, most of them want a cut of anything between 10% and 50%, it depends on what scale, if you are a Deva and sell 2 Million records from a cover, you can bet your life the copyright holder will want a cut, even if it goes to charity.

I would be interested to hear what YouTube have to say about it
#9January 8th, 2010 · 05:01 PM
187 threads / 27 songs
2,794 posts
Germany
can you upload the song to bandamp?
#10January 9th, 2010 · 07:51 PM
37 threads / 19 songs
618 posts
United States of America
iceagevideo.com
hey, iceagevideo.com is sincerely wanting to
be all that and more for everyone!!! they have
everything from the space to upload your own
video, audio, pics as well as setup blogs, im's,
webcam chat (also included in the im's) plus
a place to list stuff for sale and so much more...
if enough folk got together, I bet they could
really be a nice place to hang out... use bandamp
for what it truly is, an indie music site to share
between writers, pickers and people who just plain
ol appreciate it, and build it back up to what it
use to be as well! then between the two, peeps
could find that together both places would make
for a real nice home to enough surfers and all,
to build a majority of internet users.... well guess
there might be a little redundancy going on there...

:-p

Peace and Blessings,

Bluey
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