Submitted documentation for licensing agreement 14 days ago. No response yet. What gives?
May 22, 2012 2:01 PM
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I have a video with copyrighted music in it that I would like to monetize. Youtube's Content ID system picked it up and placed copyright restrictions on the video. I obtained written permission from the rights holder to use this song in the video (I own all of the video content). The rights holders went in an manually removed the restrictions on the video after I disputed the claim, checking the appropriate boxes saying that I indeed had permission to use this content.
At that point the monetize option reappeared on the video, so I monetized it, but even though I went through the dispute process earlier and the dispute was settled by the copyright holder, Youtube still decided to reject the video for monetization and asked that I upload documentation to prove that I had the rights to use the content.
Two weeks ago I uploaded the contract I have with the rights holder which explicitly gives me permission to use that song on my video and monetize it. I have not heard anything since. This is an absolutely unacceptable process for using copyrighted material. It's been a multiple months long process of obtaining permission and running around in circles with Youtube simply to monetize a video with a song I have permission to use.
Why is there no way for me to communicate with Youtube on this issue? Is there any form of recourse I can take? How do they expect me to to go through this process every time I make a new video? I can't simply wait weeks and months to release each new video I make.