A little over a year ago, I put up a tutorial on how to control your computer via your iPod Touch. It has since received just under 54 thousand hits.
Sadly, this morning, I received an email from Youtube that the audio for the video I made was copyright-protected by WMG. The message was this;
Your video, How to control your computer with your iPod touch, may have audio content from Reset by Mutemath that is owned or licensed by WMG.
As a result, your video is blocked worldwide.
What should I do?
Use AudioSwap to replace the audio in your video with a track from our library of prelicensed songs. After you swap, your video will be available globally.
Under certain circumstances, you may dispute the copyright claim from WMG. These may be any of the following:
- the content is mistakenly identified and is actually completely your original creation;
- you believe your use does not infringe copyright (e.g. it is fair use under US law);
- you are actually licensed by the owner to use this content.
Of course, I didn’t make the song. Now, I have to dig through Audioswap, Youtube’s nearly-useless free music library, and find a song thats about as long as my video, or no one will see it ever again.
This really frustrates me, because I would have much rather heard about this, say, a year ago when it first went up. Now that my video has actually been circulated, I can’t simply take it down and post a new one (which I’d much rather do).
If anyone has any oppinions to this predicament, let me know. A silent video is a boring one, but a video with bad music can be even worse.