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Any way to hide copyright on videos being uploaded?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by maineyak, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. maineyak

    maineyak Power Member

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    Is there a way to encrypt videos or something to hide any copyright that's associated with the video, or the music within it? I DL videos from YT, then reup them, but too many times it's a copyright video. Is there any way to hide that?
     
  2. frdrik

    frdrik Newbie

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    Would like to know this aswell, cause I see many channels monetizing a copyright video and when i upload the same video I get a copyright warning.
     
  3. bumpstah

    bumpstah Newbie

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    I think that matched third part content sometimes plays ads that go to the creator, not the channel owner.
     
  4. maineyak

    maineyak Power Member

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    No, that's not a copyright strike.
     
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    the-dream Regular Member

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    Sometimes if you reflect the video as in edit it so it's a mirror image it won't get picked up. Also, make the audio 5-10% higher/lower to make that not get picked up.
     
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    Convert the video to a slightly different aspect ratio, and adjust sound pitch slightly.
     
  7. abbesnetwork

    abbesnetwork Regular Member

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    I got my all videos banned today .. I think that the video size should be different every time +- some bytes . Am I Right?
     
  8. LongJohn

    LongJohn Registered Member

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    Maybe white noise over the sound track will encrypt the file so much that youtube won't match it
     
  9. slish480

    slish480 Registered Member

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    I would say youtube has audio and video recognize softwares, so you would have to change everything, form md5 to change aspect or something, to change the audio in the video.
     
  10. ikstob

    ikstob Junior Member

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    File hashing (MD5 etc.) is the easiest way for site operators to check for duplicate content. It's also the easiest to subvert, either add/remove a few bytes to the file, or pass it through a re-encoder like FFmpeg / Handbrake etc. It's clear that YouTube do more than just this.

    For the more advanced techniques there are two approaches they could be using;

    1). Watermarking - When you upload a file, an invisible pattern is etched into the video with some form of identifier. Special decoder software/algorithms can detect this pattern and read the ID. Then all you need is a database of "originals" to match the ID against. Depending on the implementation, these can be *very* hard to distort or destroy. Movie studios have been using these techniques for years, and if you've been to a modern Digital Cinema - the movie you watched had the venue, showing date & time etched into a watermark to help trackdown pirates. The watermark was added by the Digital Projection system.

    This technique is pretty hardcore, and has high computational demands to encode and decode (check) for watermarks. While it's very effective, it's unlikely that YouTube are doing this (maybe only on HD content?).


    2). Fingerprinting - If you've ever seen or used the 'Shazam' app, or similar apps you've encountered fingerprinting. Basically a site operator just has to do a fairly simple computation to calculate a "fingerprint" of the content (could be video, or audio, or both). This is generally done in short slices of 1-10 seconds. This series of fingerprints are then sent to a server/database that has a record of many other fingerprints - say from all the major record labels. If a fingerprint matches then bingo, you've got potentially unauthorized content.

    It's pretty easy to implement a fingerprinting algorithm, in a past-life I wrote two (audio & video) and my colleagues collaboratively wrote a really robust audio one.


    If you search around about YouTube's anti-piracy stuff you keep seeing them refer to "ContentID" as their system, do a bit of Googling and you'll find "ContentID" (http://contentid.com) their site spells it out "monetize your content on YouTube". Last but not least *drumroll* do a whois on contentid.com and you'll find the owner is "AudioMicro, Inc" (http://www.audiomicro.com/) a large supplier of stock music.

    BINGO!! *ding ding ding* to me, that looks like Audio Fingerprinting so something as simple as running the video through Handbrake / FFmpeg and re-sampling the audio track could make it still listen-able, but have a different ContentID.

    Try it and see...

    <Disclaimer> I do not accept any responsibilities if your experiment backfires, YouTube suspend your account, your mother kicks you out the basement and/or a cute kitty meets its maker. </Disclaimer>
     
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  11. Gitnmesumcash

    Gitnmesumcash Junior Member

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    I usually mute the video in windows movie maker, totally gets rid of the damn copyright strikes.
     
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  12. maineyak

    maineyak Power Member

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    Being a 47 yr old that doesn't like cute kitty's, I guess all I have to worry about is the experiment backfiring and getting shitcanned. Thanks for the info, it was helpful.