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12/7/11
Original Poster
UrbanOGcom

I used an Apple loop, and now facing a Copyright Claim! Apple loops are copyright free! Please help!

I recently posted a video using a few of the loops from Apple Garage band.  It's pretty standard practice for users to use Apple Loops in their videos, careful Partners especially, since Apple has published a licensing statement allowing anyone to use their loops, as long as they are not selling the loops as loops.

Upon posting the video, I was sent a notification that it matched 3rd party content!  I clicked the notice, and saw a few claiming that I was using their copyrighted music!  I only used Apple Loops.  I looked up the songs alleging copyright, and it appears they have simply used the same Apple Loops themselves, extended them, and are selling them online!  I'm pretty sure they are the one's likely violating Apple's license agreement, but I don't care about that so much.

I disputed the claim, stating that they have falsely claimed ownership of the music in my video, and provided the link to the Apple License Agreement which clears my usage.  But the claim is still on my video, and now there  are links to their songs on the public video page!

I'm guessing they managed to get an automatic content ID search set up, even though they don't own the loop.  This means any one of the probably hundreds of thousands of users who use Apple loops to avoid this problem can get slapped!

So am I stuck?  Is this a strike?  This is beyond me how they can claim ownership on an Apple Loop!

Here is the Apple License page:

What can I do??
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WeBeVloggers
12/7/11
WeBeVloggers
I feel your irony.
12/7/11
Original Poster
UrbanOGcom
So users are just stuck with no options?  Should users be afraid to use license free loops now?
12/8/11
Original Poster
UrbanOGcom
Is there someone who can leave some feedback as to what our options are other than just a sympathy (while appreciated) comment?  

The music is being falsely claimed by Orchard Music.  I did some digging and found out they are scamming YouTube and thousands of people, falsely claiming ownership, but it is being allowed?  

See this video - The Orchard Music Scam:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYXbK4OKxq0

What can be done?  Now the users of YT are to be afraid any time they post a video that someone can just lie and claim false copyright?  YouTube copyright info claims there is penalty for people who post frivolous claims.  What about this?
gbcali
12/8/11
gbcali
It would be impossible to even begin to investigate without the URL (link) to your video.  Posting the exact text of the 3rd party content claim message would also be helpful.
12/8/11
Original Poster
UrbanOGcom
My apologies!

Here is the link to my video:

The music is a loop from Apple Garage Band.

Here is the message:
You have disputed a copyright claim on your video, 20 Ways How to Wear a Scarf - Video Response - How to Tie a Scarf .

To see the details of the dispute you filed, click here.

All content owners have reviewed your video and confirmed their claims to some or all of its content:

  • Entity: The Orchard Music Content Type: Sound Recording

When I click the "click here: section I get this:

The information you submitted as your dispute is shown below. For more information about what happens next, please visit the Help Center.

User Name: URBANOGcom

Video ID: fYJwV2m7qjo

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. 
This is an Apple Loop from Garage Band which expressly states that the loops are royalty/copyright free under license found at: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2931

Signature 
Urbanog.com

Statement of Good Faith 
I have a good faith belief that the material was disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification, and that I am not intentionally abusing this dispute process.

12/8/11
Original Poster
UrbanOGcom
The following links appear on the video:

gbcali
12/8/11
gbcali
Comparing the music in your video to Playhead's "Electro Cut" I can understand how an Orchard staffer might confirm the Content-ID match – however, you  have the right to use that loop also.

        http://youtu.be/jj1wt2ZXMZY?t=50s

Could you provide the name of the Garage Band loop used (the one featured 50 seconds into the song linked above)?
12/8/11
Original Poster
UrbanOGcom
Thank you for your follow up!

The name of the loop is "Spacey Club"
VJFranzK
12/8/11
VJFranzK
This is an unfortunate side effect of the way this system works.

I also have a video which has a similar problem -

I think the system must have zero'd in on not even loops, but SINGLE DRUM SAMPLES?
which are obviously "royalty free" - there is no reason you'd buy one of these synths
except to make music with it


I think I may dispute this claim.

How is yours going?

12/9/11
Original Poster
UrbanOGcom
Hi gbcali

What are your thoughts?
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HansonFamily7
6/16/13
HansonFamily7
Having the same problem. This is ludicrous and it's huge. Yes, their are several people renaming the loops as a song, and then selling them even on iTunes and making money. They are the ones breaking copyright, and those of us who are legitimately using this wonder resource that we hold the license for, are being penalized. YouTube needs to wake up and pay attention to this. I have successfully had the claim removed on several, but if the thief who stoled the loop from Apple in the first place wants to push it, YouTube is giving them priority.
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