How can a normal YouTube video garner so many copyright claims?

Have a look at a screenshot from my YouTube account, listing the various copyright claims made on a single video of mine. That's eight copyright claims, one of which still remains to be released if the music publisher in question, Believe, will do the right thing. How can a simple video like this, where I … Continue reading How can a normal YouTube video garner so many copyright claims?

Do not use iMovie sounds for YouTube videos

Updated 4/24/12: YouTube has greatly improved the copyright claim dispute process in recent weeks, and it seems that even copyright holders have gotten much more responsive and willing to relinquish claims falsely flagged by YouTube's Copyright ID engine. These are all good steps in the right direction!  Are you a YouTube Partner? Great! Then don't … Continue reading Do not use iMovie sounds for YouTube videos

YouTube’s copyright claim process still needs some work

A while back, I edited and uploaded what I thought was a fairly innocuous video to YouTube, called A walk on Dania Beach. You can see it below. It shows a few clips of the beach that I took during two walks with my wife. It's nothing special, really. The quality of the video isn't … Continue reading YouTube’s copyright claim process still needs some work

YouTube and music publishers: a model for revenue sharing

One of the videos I uploaded to YouTube recently was identified as using copyrighted music. I'd used a song from the 50s, thinking that after 60 years, no one would give a hoot whether that song was being used as a track in a YouTube video. Still, it was identified by YouTube's content ID program … Continue reading YouTube and music publishers: a model for revenue sharing

An announcement about my photos

I've been mulling over this decision for some time. As I thought about it, I wanted to balance my desire to let people enjoy my photos with my very real need to retain the ability to sell my photographs, because I do want that to become a larger source of income for me than it … Continue reading An announcement about my photos

Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-20

Totally Geeky - The $14,000 iPod dock doubles as a dining table http://tinyurl.com/2lxd83 # Geeky Mods - The LED Origami Cube Lamp http://tinyurl.com/2syx3d # Fun Gadgets - The Condiment Gun http://tinyurl.com/33xw54 # The Negative Saving Rate and the Age of Easy Credit http://tinyurl.com/2pcxdr # Ingrid Betancourt Needs Help http://tinyurl.com/2jox2x # Apple Sends TV “Season Pass” … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-20