Last week on my old gardener guy channel I received an email from YouTube which told me that some of my videos had been used by other people. There was about 20 of them, some of them had been used 100% and others had been used 50%(Thanks, Dave, for letting me interrupt. I appreciate it.)
Hey folks, something scary happened yesterday. I received this comment on my second video for Val's supermarket week directly from the singer/songwriter. I took the song post down right away and now I am reluctant to post to YouTube at all. I am considering using private or unlisted links in the future. I know YouTube is placing ads wherever they like, despite having a non-monetized account, even on original songs. The problem seems to be this: we agree, when uploading, that we own the rights to the songs we upload, and that the songwriters receive none of the proceeds from the ads YouTube places on covers of their original work. I see her point. And, I don't want to claim I own the rights to something I don't. Apparently, disclaimers don't protect us from legal action, since the upload agreement is more legally binding than anything we might add to our video information section. I suppose I should read more fine print...
Hi Liz Do you understand "statutory damages for willful infringment [stet] of copyright" when you lied and claimed that you own the rights to the work you upload to YouTube? In December 2021 a new copyright tribunal will allow me to sue you for copyright infringement and YouTube will not protect you from liability. While YouTube serves advertising on your video of my song, and rakes in billions from users like you, you will have sole legal responsibility (for up to $30,000 in copyright infringement) for claiming to own the rights to my song.
I concur!Last week on my old gardener guy channel I received an email from YouTube which told me that some of my videos had been used by other people. There was about 20 of them, some of them had been used 100% and others had been used 50%
One of them was about roses in my garden and it had been used by a Japanese person. It was overdubbed by a Japanese song and the video opened with a photograph of his wife who was smiling and looked pregnant.
YouTube gave me the possibility to contact the persons and ask them to remove their videos. I thought that if a man uses my roses to bring happiness to his wife, then let it be, for that is a good thing.
Yeah, Irving Azoff, who controls copyright for Eagles and a lot of other artists from SoCal, has minions who can be extremely aggressive about policing YouTube. It sucks, especially if you have no expectation of receiving $$$, and make it clear you don’t, but there it is. It seems that Eagles are particularly nasty about this. Many of Azoff’s other artists aren’t.I agree totally. Over 1200 videos, only ones with adds are copywrite claims, and I have had artists repost some of them. I would just avoid the Eagles and Michelle Shocked.
Hey Liz - drop an email to Jim and Liz (The are easy to find), and tell them you'd like to post a video of their song.Hi Dave! Here is a hopeful song written by Liz and Jim Beloff, the wonderful people behind Flea Market Music, The Daily Ukulele, etc. I first heard it performed by my friend and teacher, Marcy Marxer, with Cathy Fink, and Sam Gleaves on their collaborative album, Shout And Shine. I’ve put my video on an unlisted link, so please let me know whether it works in this setting. Thanks for the very important theme, Dave!
Closer To The Light
Liz and Jim Beloff
Happy Birthday Dave!Hey folks- sorry I have been MIA this evening. It is my birthday and Melissa managed to get off before I was off to bed. We are hanging out while my work here piles up, and assure you I will be back soon to watch what you are posting. Thanks again for your response to this weeks theme! Dave
This is an excellent share mate, and never too much. My sister was married to a narcissist and I have yet to forgive her for buying into his BS. In any event- play us a terrible song because it might be cathartic for you, and that is perfectly acceptable this week.Here's a story which is possibly oversharing on a ukulele forum.
I have a lovely older sister called Michaela. We were really close when I was growing up.
Long story short, she has a horrible boyfriend. I have not spoken to her since my mum died (14 years ago now) because of something he said after her funeral. Basically, they came to stay with dad and he said "where's our money?". He said they'd have to wait till he died, and that was the end of our contact.
Here's the thing. I blamed her for the abuse she was suffering at his hands because I thought it was her choice. Why did she put up with him? Why didn't she go to the police? Why would anyone be so stupid? I'm properly ashamed of myself for that now. People don't choose to be victims, and we should never imply that they have made a decision to be a victim. You never know what choices someone has.
I keep trying to reconnect, but I have no idea where she lives now, or even if she is still alive.
If someone you love is a victim of abuse, don't do what I did.
I was going to do a cover of a song she liked, but I've been racking her brains and in spite of being a wonderful woman she had really terrible taste in music.
Sorry. Back to the invitational.