I recently uploaded a video that uses one of Mixkit’s (owned by Envato) royalty-free background music tracks to Youtube, and the video got flagged for Copyright. Upon reviewing the flag, I noticed that Youtube seems to think it’s a completely different author/track name. I see that track uploaded in late April, 1.5 years AFTER Mixkit released it, so clearly that author is not a legitimate copyright owner. Moreover, same author/channel uploaded several other tracks, adding nothing but a fancy title/cover for them.
I suspect this individual/group is stealing content from other creators and uploading it on Youtube to try to monetize other people’s work. This is the music in question: Baby Black - YouTube, but the real music this was copied from is C.B.P.D by Arulo (which, ironically, even on Youtube predates the Copyright claim by over 1.5 years: C.B.P.D by Arulo |Hip Hop No Copyright Music | MusicFreak - FREE MUSIC - YouTube). Youtube dispute process is not great, it’s basically up to the infringing party to approve/deny the claim. Is there something Envato or Mixkit can do about this to either punish the thief or re-attribute the copyright so it can be used by hobbyists?