YouTube copyright: "matched third party content"
  • Sometimes YouTube's content ID system will incorrectly flag videos using properly licensed music as infringing. If you have a license to use certain musical work in your video, but still receive a copyright claim from YouTube, this is what you need to do:

    Go to Copyright Notices in your Video Manager on YouTube and click the "Includes copyrighted content" link.


    Click the link that says"File a dispute".


    Check the option that says "I have a license or written permission from the proper rights holder to use this material" and click "Continue". You will be prompted then to confirm that you are sure about having it.


    At the final step you will be asked to give a brief explanation to your dispute. Explain that you have purchased a license and include a direct link to it (upload it to Google Drive or similar services).
    Submit your response by clicking "Continue" and YouTube will process your claim as soon as possible.


    If you used a track under Creative Commons license which allows using it in videos, post a link to the track's page on Jamendo. Make sure that you carried out each clause of the CC license, otherwise your dispute may be rejected and appealing a reinstalled claim is not that simple. Read this post to learn about CC clauses. Note that music with ND clause in a CC license cannot be used in videos.
  • Very good (and useful) post Saregama!

    There are lots of issues due to this "content ID" system tracking music at youtube.
    Just to go a little further concerning that, composers having their music under CC, and signing with various non exclusive libraries should be careful about what the library exactly does with the tracks.
    For example, If you sign your music with Rumblefish, your tracks will be uploaded in the "Content ID" system, which is completely incompatible with also having them under Creative Commons.

    When you sign a track with an exclusive editor, i don't see any problem with him using adrev for this track (as he manages the copyright).
    But I still don't understand how a "non exclusive" library can use "Content ID" (which means that they manage your copyright), knowing the fact that many youtubers might have bought a regular license in another non exclusive library (they will get a content ID notification anyway....) This leads to a non-sense.
    According to Adrev, you must be the copyright owner to use their system...
  • You are wrong regarding the Content Id system and exclusive rights.

    If you put your music in non exclusive libraries, you are not waiving your exclusive rights as a composer. The situation is such that you indeed still have the exclusive rights to your tunes because you haven't given them up. You have just given multiple non exclusive rights to various libraries and their customers. Hence from Content ID perspective you still indeed have the right to put your music up on Content ID system because you still own exclusive rights as the owner of your music. Any customer who has purchased non exclusive licences just have to prove that they have their licence available when Content ID asks them for it.

    What confuses people is that they think that having exclusive rights means that you haven't given ANY licence rights away but that is not true. Only way to lose exclusive rights is to actually transfer them to some other party. This is quite a rare thing to do. The Content ID clause is meant to clarify that if somebody purchases a non exclusive licence to a tune from jamendo or some other stock music site, he is not allowed to put that tune in HIS Content ID library because the original composer still owns the exclusive rights.

    The only thing Content ID is interested in that only a single person / instance can upload the tune to the Content ID system. And that person is the composer / producer of the tune, unless he has given up the exclusive rights for the tune to somebody (usually Label). If the rights haven't been given up, there's no problem.

    Non exclusive licence sales do not affect this.