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Best Way To Deal With (Fake) Copyright Strikes?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Fuzzyhead, May 11, 2015.

  1. Fuzzyhead

    Fuzzyhead Registered Member

    Apr 25, 2014
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    Hi all

    Is it just me or are fake copyright claims becoming a real pain for anyone with a music or gaming channel?

    Copyright ownership is always going to be grey area for these sort of niches & therefore, it's easy for competing channels to register a fake domain / email, claim copyright on a video & file a dmca complaint.

    If you know it's fake, then calling their bluff & submitting a counter claim is pretty straightforward, because luckily, you don't have to prove YOU own the copyright, you just have to dispute that THEY own the copyright.

    Unfortunately, the hard bit is determining if the claim is fake or not, because if you're not 100% certain .. you're going to get your ass sued.

    I'm getting tired of building up a channel (to the point where it starts to get noticed) only to watch it crash & burn in a matter of weeks, due to (mostly) fake dmca complaints.

    So ... does anyone know of a way of looking into these copyright strikes to determine whether they're fake or not? ... It's a really difficult when YouTube just give you the name & email of the claimant & it (kind of) sounds like someone from a record or gaming company, but you're never really sure!?!

    Answer on a postcard please .. & thanks for any help.

  2. Nut-Nights

    Nut-Nights Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Jun 20, 2013
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    YT is dead for me long time ago just because of these f**king copyright claims, You cant do anything. May be try tell YT support that you own the copyright.
  3. bauzz

    bauzz Junior Member

    Oct 9, 2013
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    I have a channel with over 400 gaming videos and I havent got that problem. Every single video that I make has music from NoCopyrightSounds or similar. Maybe 20 videos have got 3rd party copyright thing, but I have just replaced the song with youtube's audio library. That way my video is still entertaining and it has my ads on it.

    I dont even check who sent the 3rd party copyrights, I just change the song immediately because I dont want to lose my view money. Also my partnership protects me quite well from reasons that could ban my account. (Even when I buy views none of my videos get removed)