Copyright music on YouTube - why isn't it blocked?

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Copyright music on YouTube - why isn't it blocked?

Post by ThankYouJack » Sat May 27, 2017 4:48 pm

There's a lot of copyright music on YouTube where the publisher just puts a picture of the lyrics for the video. Anyone know why this is allowed and not blocked? For example - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS6n2Hx9Ykk with almost 10 million views. Wouldn't Led Zeppelin rather have that traffic go to their channel?

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Re: Copyright music on YouTube - why isn't it blocked?

Post by tcassette » Sat May 27, 2017 5:02 pm

I believe under current law the owner of the copyrighted material must request that the material be taken down by YouTube.

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Re: Copyright music on YouTube - why isn't it blocked?

Post by inbox788 » Sat May 27, 2017 5:40 pm

They have a channel?

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Post by pondering » Sat May 27, 2017 5:47 pm

I also think that YouTube pays the copyright holders money
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Re: Copyright music on YouTube - why isn't it blocked?

Post by objectivefunction » Sat May 27, 2017 5:47 pm

ThankYouJack wrote:There's a lot of copyright music on YouTube where the publisher just puts a picture of the lyrics for the video. Anyone know why this is allowed and not blocked? For example - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS6n2Hx9Ykk with almost 10 million views. Wouldn't Led Zeppelin rather have that traffic go to their channel?


I seem to recall that YouTube struck a deal with record companies. It's something akin to radio stations. I don't think all songs are covered by the deal.

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Re: Copyright music on YouTube - why isn't it blocked?

Post by tech_arch » Sat May 27, 2017 5:56 pm

ThankYouJack wrote:There's a lot of copyright music on YouTube where the publisher just puts a picture of the lyrics for the video. Anyone know why this is allowed and not blocked? For example - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS6n2Hx9Ykk with almost 10 million views. Wouldn't Led Zeppelin rather have that traffic go to their channel?

It depends on the copyright holder. They have the option to either request it removed or to monetize your video instead. There's also the possibility that the performance is in the public domain or otherwise not copyrighted.

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Re: Copyright music on YouTube - why isn't it blocked?

Post by pondering » Sat May 27, 2017 6:18 pm

Very very few performances of music are in the public domain
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Re: Copyright music on YouTube - why isn't it blocked?

Post by Isabelle77 » Sat May 27, 2017 6:31 pm

It works like a radio station or event center. YouTube pays for a license through ascap and bmi and distributes royalties through them. It's free for songwriters to join ascap or bmi. Performers don't earn royalties on performances.

Not everyone is happy about the deal YouTube got.
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