Friday, September 12, 2008


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Dear jerrythegeek,

Your video "TCGC 9/07 Stage 2: Madness" has been identified by YouTube's Content Identification program as containing copyrighted content which UMG claims is theirs.

Your video "TCGC 9/07 Stage 2: Madness" is still available because UMG does not object to this content appearing on YouTube at this time. As long as UMG has a claim on your video, they will receive public statistics about your video, such as number of views. Viewers may also see advertising on your video's page.

Claim Details:

Copyright owner: UMG
Content claimed: Some or all of the audio content
Policy: Allow this content to remain on YouTube.

  • Place advertisements on this video's watch page.

Applies to these locations:

UMG claimed this content as a part of the YouTube Content Identification program. 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 manually review videos.

If you believe that this claim was made in error, or that you are otherwise authorized to use the content at issue, you can dispute this claim with UMG and view other options in the Video ID Matches section of your YouTube account. Please note that YouTube does not mediate copyright disputes between content owners. Learn more about video identification disputes.

The YouTube Content Identification Team


This is the complete content of an email I received today.

  1. The content of the actual video (see below) is original, flimed and edited by me, except;
  2. The background music (Bachman Turner Overdrive, "Blown") is credited at the end of the video
This is the SECOND 'warning' I've received from YouTube regarding the content of videos I have posted. The first was similar, with credit for a Little Richard song.

Note that I bought the CD from which I untimely ripped the music for my private usage. Apparently, this usage was insufficiently 'private'.

Henceforth I will not credit dubbed music using the "Credits at the end of the video" option of Windows Movie Maker. If you are creating videos for public posting, I encourage you also to eschew such an attempt to give credit to the original musical artist.

The Music Nazi's are among us. Run!

"For the love of God, Montresor!"


(See the entire library of videos from Jerry the Geek on YouTube here.)

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