It's my last post on this, I promise (other than an update perhaps). I just wanted to tell those interested what happened. I'm not sure whether to be impressed or scared.
So I saw the video was posted on Facebook yesterday and blogged the link. I then searched YouTube for it, couldn't find it anywhere so I downloaded the Facebook video and uploaded that to YouTube. All good so far, I embedded it on the blog and things were fine.
I then get a note from YouTube at 19:10:
Subject: Information about your videoSo I visited the site, spent some time reading the guidelines and decided to submit a claim to their dispute centre, filled out their form under
Your video, u2, may have content that is owned or licensed by UMG.
No action is required on your part; however, if you're interested in learning how this affects your video, please visit the Content ID Matches section of your account for more information.
- The YouTube Team
2. This video uses copyrighted material in a manner that does not require approval of the copyright holder. It is a fair use under copyright law.which, given the fact that U2 don't seem to have an official YouTube channel and hadn't uploaded the video themselves, seems fair enough to me. I don't own the copyright, neither though do I profit in any way from it being on YouTube. Neither though do I dispute the fact it's not mine, so if YouTube decide it's not, then fair enough...
At 01:30 this morning I received an email from YouTube Support:
Subject: Copyright claim dispute - U2 - Get On Your BootsA minute later at 01:31 I received this email:
In response to your dispute regarding a content identification match, UMG has reviewed your video U2 - Get On Your Boots and confirmed their claim to some or all of its audio content. As a result, your video is no longer available.
UMG claimed this content as a part of the YouTube Content Identification programme. YouTube allows partners to review YouTube videos for content to which they own the rights. Partners may use our automated video/audio matching system to identify their content or they may review videos manually.
Please take a few minutes to visit our Help Centre section on Copyright Tips, where you can learn more about copyright laws.
The YouTube Content Identification Team
Subject: Copyright claim removed on U2 - Get On Your BootsThen at 01:32 I received an email word, for word like the original:
The claim on your video, "U2 - Get On Your Boots", has been removed by UMG. Your video has been restored to its original state.
Please take a few minutes to visit our Help Centre section on Policy and Copyright Guidelines, where you can learn more about copyright laws and our Video-Identification Service.
The YouTube Content-Identification Team
Subject: Information about your video "U2 - Get On Your Boots"The video I had uploaded and embedded on this blog had been working. Right now, just like some of the other Get On Your Boots videos uploaded in the last 24 hours, it's muted. There are many others that aren't though. I've submitted another dispute form asking for clarification, just so I know what's going on.
Your video, U2 - Get On Your Boots, may have content that is owned or licensed by UMG.
In the meantime I embedded the video from a No Line on the Horizon blog which is working, like the others above. I'm curious to find out why those videos are allowed but mine isn't. It's the reasons why not rather than just the "principle" of the thing. A strange situation, eh? I'll let you know...