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from The End is VERY NEAR department
02-26-2012, 04:53 PM
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Quote:YouTube Identifies Birdsong As Copyrighted Music

Posted by timothy on Sunday February 26, @04:43PM

from the estate-of-john-cage-winces-with-envy dept.

New submitter eeplox writes “I make nature videos for my YouTube channel, generally in remote wilderness away from any possible source of music. And I purposely avoid using a soundtrack in my videos because of all the horror stories I hear about Rumblefish filing claims against public domain music. But when uploading my latest video, YouTube informed me that I was using Rumblefish’s copyrighted content, and so ads would be placed on my video, with the proceeds going to said company.

This baffled me.

I disputed their claim with YouTube’s system — and Rumblefish refuted my dispute, and asserted that: ‘All content owners have reviewed your video and confirmed their claims to some or all of its content: Entity: rumblefish; Content Type: Musical Composition.’ So I asked some questions, and it appears that the birds singing in the background of my video are Rumblefish’s exclusive intellectual property.”

(h/t Peter Surda)
(emphasis mine, all rights retained in perpetuity +70 years)

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