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Music video copyright website and YouTube

Post by Rdhtvuk »

I'm planning to relaunch my top10 countdown show of music videos of the genres reggae dancehall and hip hop. Previously when I did this my video were taken down by YouTube and also the stopped showing on my website. I would like to know what actions do I need to take in order to rectify this. I've tried searching the web for information but it's not totally clear to me. This top10 countdown also has no form of monetary incentive.

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Post by AndyJ »

Hi Rdhtvuk,
We probably need some more information in order to give you any specific advice.
But if your countdown show merely takes clips of other people's music videos and re-packages them, then that is usually going to amount to infringement of their copyright. It only takes one owner to complain and the whole show will get removed. Youtube receives tens of thousands of takedown notices every day so they rarely check that every claim is valid. But they should provide you with details of who sent the takedown notice and exactly what copyright work it is alleged has been infringed, so that you can follow up on where things are going wrong.
Advice or comment provided here is not and does not purport to be legal advice as defined by s.12 of Legal Services Act 2007
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