Copyright Claims Release

If you’ve encountered a YouTube copyright claim on a video featuring my music, this guide can assist you in resolving the matter. This page is meant to guide you through resolving a copyright claim on a video you’ve used my music in without appropriate credit.

Why is this happening?

You may already know that my music is released under the CC-BY license, which means it’s free to use as long as you give credit. However, enforcing this license on social media platforms has up until this point been impossible. The biggest issue that comes along with this is that third parties can claim my songs as theirs and cause massive trouble, not only for me but for anyone who has used my music in the past. This license is based upon mutual trust and if I can put a barrier in between me and you from malicious third parties, that seems like the right thing to do for everyone.

To tackle these problems, I’ve partnered with Frequency Music, which has developed a Smart Content ID system. This system now protects my entire music library from unauthorized use. This system checks the descriptions of videos that use my music to see if they’ve given proper credit. The system places a copyright claim on the video if no credit is found.

The most likely scenario if you have received a claim, is that there is no credit in the description of your video.

So, what does the claim look like?

We Are Era Music BV, claimed on behalf of Vindsvept

If that is the case, the Smart Content ID system couldn’t find credit in the description of your video.

How to remove the claim

Make sure your video description has an appropriate credit, see the example down below.

Fill out this form to have the claim released when you have added the credit: Claim Release Form

Using this form should have the claim lifted within one business day.

What should a credit look like?

The Smart Content ID system is specifically looking for the following text in your video description:

Vindsvept, or @Vindsvept

The license, however, states that

If supplied, you must provide the name of the creator and attribution parties, a copyright notice, a license notice, a disclaimer notice, and a link to the material.

Link to the full license

Meaning that an ideal credit would look something like this

Track Title by Vindsvept – released under CC-BY 4.0.

I’ve already credited you, why did I still get a claim?

Adding credits will not automatically remove a claim, If the credit was added after the claim was made, please use the Claim Release Form to request removal. Another common cause is that the credit has been misspelled, so double-check that it’s been spelled correctly.

If the claim persists beyond 2 business days, I encourage you to reach out to me directly for further assistance in swiftly resolving the issue.