…UPDATE ELITE ALLIANCE HAS JUST DENIED OUR APPEAL ON THEIR FALSE COPYRIGHT CLAIM. THIS MEANS THE ARTIST WILL GET OUR EARNINGS HELD IN ESCROW FOR OUR CONTENT. THERE IS NO STSTEM FOR RE-APPEAL. ELITE ALLIANCE DID NOT RESPOND. 2 WEEKS DEALING/WAITING WITH THIS AND… LOSS OF EARNINGS, WHEN WE HAVE A LICENSE!
Our Youtube channel gets hammered constantly by agencies making illegitimate claims for tracks on Envato, for which we have a fully paid Envato yearly licence for.
Elite Alliance has just DENIED our Envato licence, even after we disputed it. Now we have to appeal. We just had a claim against us for the same track on a different video about two weeks ago! We have written Elite Alliance before and they don’t even bother to try to help.
It is hard enough to make a crust on Youtube without repeatedly having our Adsense money effectively stollen from us. Our very hard earned profits are diminished by being burdened with extra paperwork and time disputing false claims and then checking, calculating and chasing for money put in escrow during copyright disputes.
Yes our claim [usually] gets solved, but it takes a time and energy disputing claims. It is on ALMOST EVERY TRACK we use. It is not the quick, two clicks Envato and some of the commenters who have had false claims but just role over with a smile and accept this crazy situation without question.
After filling out the Youtube forms, it is quite a bit of work calculating and chasing Adsense for the held back ad revenue .
We have complained to Envato (multiple times) and they just say it isn’t their problem. We complained to Youtube (multiple times) and they say it is nothing to do with them either. We write to the agencies and the majority of them do nothing.
Can Others who are having illegitimate claims please comment about your experience of agencies making claims.
The only thing that I can do now is close my Envato membership and try with another provider.
I think if these music artists were hit with a penalty fee every time members got hit with a false claim, someone would fix this broken system of assuming no one has a licence.