I have subscribed to elements for more than two years. Although making videos is just a hobby, I think it’s worth the cost, but I’ve started to include music like background videos for a while now and this is just a disaster. All my videos receive automatic claims of two or three audios each, constantly forcing me to search for licenses, send them, not make mistakes between them. I have to constantly be that I am innocent. This is a huge shame that I am not willing to bear anymore, and either You seek a solution to this legal aberration of bearing two or three accusations per day, or I will never renew my subscription again. Do not come with that if the authors … I who pay is you and it is you who have to give me an answer, or never again.
How can it be that they are demanding licenses from me over and over again on YouTube and take weeks
This is standard procedure. Most music is registered with ContentID. When you upload a video that contains registered music, the system recognizes it and issues a copyright notice.
This merely means that the upload contains copyrighted material. It is not an accusation in any way.
Now, in case you want to monetize the videos, you can use your license as the the key to lift the claim. When using the form of the ContentID provider, the process should take a few hours, not weeks. You can also contact the author so that they assist you with this process.
Can you say something that I don’t already know? Who gives them the right to demand the licenses? Are they police or judges? If you believe that someone is violating your rights, you should report it to a judge, not forcing a legitimate owner to prove over and over again that he has those rights. I hope that more people want to join in and file a lawsuit that they will lose their hair because no judge is going to legitimize this ridiculous funnel law. Unless everyone thinking of subscribing to envato elements knows that they will be requiring them to submit licenses over and over again with considerable waste of time. A shame.
Well, the music available on Envato requires a license to be used. So, YouTube checks if you have a license by asking you to provide it. That’s all there is to it.
In my opinion, it’d be easier if there was a field where to put the license info in the upload form. But YouTube hasn’t made this a thing. So, that’s how their system work for now.
As for the “over and over” part of your rant, this is not normal. Once a claim has been cleared, it should remain that way and the video shouldn’t get claimed again. If this happen, then something is wrong and you should contact the author.
Your ire is misplaced, my friend - if you feel you have a complaint, it should be directed at YouTube, not the authors of the music you’re using.
Simply provide the requested proof of licensing to YouTube, and the claim will be lifted.
I don’t know if you know anything about music, but certainly nothing about any law. It is not YouTube who submits the claims, but the authors through hawk companies, which are even so called. To be repeatedly filing claims, which time and again are proven to be false, is a clear case of harassment and false claims recidivism. The justice of any country would consider it at least as a fraudulent act and in many cases, even criminal. Which leads to possible counter claims not only civil, but even criminal. We are talking about dozens and dozens of false claims made against the same person who is being harassed. To say that those who carry out the claims do not bear any responsibility shows supine ignorance.
YouTube is indeed issuing the claims. Those third-party companies are merely providing the material to be fingerprinted. ContentID is a system which was designed, set up and is operated by YouTube.
You’re talking about false claims, but what do those have to do with authors? “False” claims are either false positive due to technical issues, in which case, blame ContentID. Or, they are fraudulent claims made by fraudsters, who have nothing to do with authors. Those fraudulent claims are only possible when the actual authors have not registered their music, by the way. This is why there are less and less authors who are careless enough not to register.
In any case, clearing copyright claims has been a normal step of the video upload process and the industry standard for years now.
Anyway, it seems incredible to me. They are not false positives. Plain and simple, anyone who uses that music gets a claim and proves he is innocent, and that dozens and dozens of times. The claims are from those hawks, and the ultimate responsible is the author who hires them, otherwise we will see if he comes to trial. Although it is true that neither Envato, to which this and paying, nor YouTube, to which we maintain creators like me, do absolutely nothing to defend our more than legitimate rights. And that’s fine now. Does anyone dare to tell me that it is normal that dozens of public claims have been presented to me despite showing that those claims were unfounded in all cases? Of course, whoever defends something like that is simply a miserable one.
Sorry, friend, I don’t know what to tell you. You’re certainly not the first person who has expressed frustration with the system as it exists, but ranting incoherently about perceived injustices in this forum will do absolutely nothing the either alleviate the situation or affect change. PurpleFog has explained the situation quite succinctly and with more grace than I can muster.
I wish you well.
Sorry, envato, if the thing is clear explanations. Their service has less of a future than Qanon’s predictions. For my part, I will never renew the subscription again. See you never.