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YouTube Begins Stripping Videos of Their Soundtracks.  (View post)

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, January 14, 2009
14 years ago6,909 views

From TechCrunch:

YouTube has been testing a new way of combating copyright violations on the site – removing the audio, leaving the video. The result is a wasteland of music videos that are creepily silent.

Untiil recently, the copyright holder was able to choose between having the whole file removed or making revenue off of ads placed on the content.

This actually happened to me yesterday, and I was severely pissed.

On a video I went to with the same problem I found these comments

Above 1 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

ino [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

If you make video of, lets say, you skating and put some punk music over it, I think that's good publicity to the artist, and you didn't get to the video searching for the song.

That's different from putting a video with the name "track – artist" and put some photos in the back.
I think that's what pisses the music industry because you can search for a song and listen to it for free.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

> We regret to inform you that the audio in your AudioSwapped
> video Playing CaptionX is no longer licensed for use on YouTube.
> As a result your video has been muted or blocked.

Wow, that's just one notch away from being "Evil".

People who used AudioSwap were making a deliberate choice to use properly licensed music. Google was being very deceptive if they had not obtained ongoing rights to use this music for this purpose, and did not disclose this at the time of the AudioSwap.

ami [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

well, time to save youtube music until it is gone
i'm using youtube converter from this video

what do you use?

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

RealPlayer:Mac here...

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Good sources of legal, safe music for YouTube videos are:

Jamendo CC-BY music search:

Internet Archive Open Source Music (licenses vary):

Freesound Project sound effects (CC Sampling-plus license):

Kevin MacLeod's music (CC-BY):

More about this:
"Where can I find music to put on YouTube videos?"

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