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fighting copyright claims

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by dakota5369, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. dakota5369

    dakota5369 Regular Member

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    i have a question about this. i got a copyright claim (no strike, just matched third party) for a video i put up that was a weigh in for a fight card. i was a credentialed member of the media, and the video put up was 100% my own. the claim came from a company called BentPixels which apparently does this on behalf of other companies.

    now my video was pretty successful, and i hate to lose it. but i also dont want to fight it because i have many other videos that would be considered similar and if i piss them off, i guess i could risk losing my account if they go after all of my similar videos and put an actual claim up. so.....

    1. It isnt a concert. can i have my own footage up of an MMA fight weigh in if i was a credentialed member of the media there for the friggin purpose of photographing and filming it?

    2. Is it worth arguing over, or is it too risky? Like i said, the videos are all similar. all filmed by me, but are of UFC events.

    3. if i do dispute, what is my claim?

    also, i wanted to add, the weigh ins aired on their channel and they also have their own video of the event on youtube, so that make a difference. not sure
     
  2. amIdreaming

    amIdreaming Regular Member

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    when it comes to shows/concert etc, even you are the video owner who filmed the video, you still need to have publishing rights in order to dispute your claimant
    i'm not sure about your "credential member of the media" rights, therefore i do not suggest you to dispute it, you may make a phone call to bent pixels and inquire whether if they own the copyright for the particular event, if they say they do not own it, then you may tell them there might be a false claim on your video and ask if they can release the claim for you
    bent pixels is a network performing claims on behalf of their clients (similar to web sheriff)
    if you are sure that they do not own the copyright, and you dispute the claim, you will get 3 possible result (1) they release the claim (2) they ignore your dispute, they will monetize your video for 1 month and the claim will be released automatically 1 month later (3) however, if they get the copyright license out of nowhere, they will file it to youtube and take your video down (copyright strike applies), they may bring it to court too in this case
    again, do not dispute it
     
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  3. dakota5369

    dakota5369 Regular Member

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    thanks for the advice. i know about the concert thing. but there is a distinct difference. at a concert, footage of the show is not meant to advertise the band, etc. it is not an event meant to publicize something.

    a weigh ins very purpose is to publicize an event. that is where i am confused. i mean it makes no sense that i was one of literally hundreds of people there filming the weigh ins. if you cant use the video you are taking, why would they invite you there to film it in the first place? a concert is not supposed to be filmed. a weigh in is by design to be filmed. i wasnt hiding some cell phone taking video. i had a big camera on a big tripod filming in the wide open. so like i said, thats where it makes no sense.

    but yea, i guess, no reason in fighting it. i went to their site and it says the UFC is one of their clients. i just hope they dont get a lot of my other videos that i filmed with the UFC's permission. ugh
     
  4. amIdreaming

    amIdreaming Regular Member

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    i'm not sure about your situation, but my advise is not to mess anything with large company :p
    do your YT channel represent your media company or your personal channel?
     
  5. OMGWTFISTHIS

    OMGWTFISTHIS Power Member

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    A small tad bit of advice I could give to you is to google "Video Spin Blaster". Now it's up to you if you want to pay for it or not - I'm not telling you to use the cracked version, however it's everywhere if you wanted to.

    Spin your video with that, open up Sony Vegas and go to Youtube and search "How to bypass copyright audio", and you should change the dB by like I think it's .00001 or something super small, you'll never be able to tell the difference. I'm not sure how long it'll last - but it'll preserve your video rather than you straight uploading it.
     
  6. amIdreaming

    amIdreaming Regular Member

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    i guess he get copyrighted mainly on visual content :/
     
  7. TehEpidemick

    TehEpidemick BANNED BANNED

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    If you have permission to record...how can they dispute. I'd fight it sir.