YouTube protects the creator’s copyright, allowing content owners to manage their content through a mechanism called “Content ID”. YouTubers who post movies on YouTube and work on it are not to inadvertently use copyright-protected sound sources, such as using “copyright-free sound sources officially provided by YouTube,” but reports have reported that they have received allegations of copyright infringement even though they used copyright-free sound sources provided by YouTube.
It is a YouTuber who is active mainly in the game situation. Lowne’s channel boasts more than 260,000 registrations at the time of writing, with more than 56 million views of the movie posted. Like many YouTubers, Lowne takes great care to avoid copyright infringement issues on his channel. So the music used as background music in the movie is from an audio library that YouTube offers as “free music for projects.” YouTube’s audio library has a number of copyright-free songs that people who want to post movies on YouTube can use. Lowne used a song called “Dreams” from this audio library as an intro sound source for many live movies.
But Lowne received a massive “copyright complaint” email from YouTube early in the morning of November 15, 2019. The email states that “your movie may contain content owned by SonyATV, PeerMusic, Warner Chappell, Audiam and LatinAutor.” It is said that the monetization of the corresponding movie has been stopped. In addition, the advertisement itself continues to be displayed in the movie, and the revenue seems to be distributed by the related companies.
So SonyATV just copyright claimed every single KSP video I’ve made. I Guess This Whole YouTube Thing Was Fun While It Lasted. pic.twitter.com/5OtQKRupAz
— Matt Lowne (@Matt_Lowne) November 15, 2019
Joakim Karud, composer of Dreams, allows him to use his music freely on YouTube and elsewhere. However, according to a Twitter user whose music using “Dreams” has been claimed for copyright infringement, as well as Lowne,” “Dreams” includes Kenny Burrell’s “Weaver of Dream” is used as a sampling, and this is a violation of copyright.
SonyATV & Warner Chappell have claimed 24 of my videos because the royalty free song dreams by Joakim Karud (from the OFFICIAL YOUTUBE AUDIO LIBRARY BTW) uses a sample from Kenny Burrell Quartets VERY grey area, any help?pic.twitter.com/Ig4wK2CU1W @TeamYouTube @YTCreators @YouTube
— Jez (@Th3Jez) November 16, 2019
Of course, Lowne said he had manually filed a complaint against YouTube against the allegations of copyright infringement, but the allegations were quickly dismissed. The only way left to do this is to dispute each movie individually, but if the dispute fails, the movie will not only be deleted, but you will be alerted to your account. Considering the possibility of losing to music companies in some way, because there is a “three strike system” in which your YouTube account is suspended if you receive three warnings of violations of the Community Guidelines within three months, For Lowne, this is not an attractive option. “I don’t trust YouTube’s official audio library at all,” Lowne said, “after downloading from YouTube’s official audio library, it has developed into something like this. After the claim, YouTube simply removes the song from the library and may ignore the results of the movie using the song at all.”