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Companies getting the ad revenue after flagging a video - YouTube

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Aatrox, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. Aatrox

    Aatrox Supreme Member

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    Is this true?



    Basically, some shit company Merlin CDLTD claimed that there is some of their content in the video of the guy behind the "I hate everything". He said, and it's written there below the video, that copyright OWNER is now getting the revenue for that video. Is that true? How the fuck does that work? Can we all then just go, claim rights on popular videos and get revenue from that even though there is nothing ours in the video? How can that possibly work?

    EDIT: Just started reading comments on reddit. Look at what this guy wrote:

    "This comment from youtuber Chad Wild Clay on the page is crazy: "I too had a video claimed by Merlin. I disputed their claim, they rejected my dispute, I appealed their rejection, they had the video taken down, I received a copyright strike and lost many features on my channel. I filed a counter notification which required them to take me to court. After 15 days they gave up and I got my video back. The whole process took 31 days, the take down squashed the video's momentum which had been 'going viral', and I received no monetization. Oh, and the best part, Merlin not only had no repercussions but got to KEEP the money they collected illegally. So, what incentive do they have to STOP doing this?""

    So they kept the money as well.

    Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/47gvxn/i_hate_everything_gets_two_copyright_strikes/
     
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  2. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED

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    Damn thats crazy, never heard of this before.
     
  3. Nut-Nights

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  4. stacy666

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    I had this on one of my videos too. It's true!