9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 25, 2012 8:28 AM by Erwicks
stebianchi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi to Everybody.

 

Recently I'm receiving many notifications by YouTube about the music I used to accompain some video for my clients. This music is coming from Garage Band free music library... YouTube says these songs are "property of/licensed" by a third party... well, I just wonder what will happen if one day this third party should claim for its right on that music, that previously has been given from Apple to its Garage Band users... How can I justify this to my clients? It sounds like tomorrow I could find someone sleeping in my bed, because the agancy who sold me my house sold it also to another family a few years later I bought it.
Are we gonna see a restlyling of Apple's logo soon? Well, I'd suggest a second bite under the first one!

 

Thanks in advance,

and best reguards to everybody,
Stefano Bianchi.

  • 1. Re: Garage Band free music and loops licence
    Keith Barkley Level 5 Level 5 (5,250 points)

    This is not an Apple issue. This is a problem with big companies using Apple songs/loops for *their* projects and unthinkingly (or thinkingly!) asserting copyright on YouTube.

     

    You have the rights, but you need to get YouTube to agree with you.

  • 2. Re: Garage Band free music and loops licence
    RLBL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I recently had this happen to me with a video I uploaded. The music was from iMovie.

     

    I replied stating the music came from my apple software and I had the right to use it as it was public domain.  The copywrite claim was dropped hours later.

  • 3. Re: Garage Band free music and loops licence
    HangTime Level 9 Level 9 (50,150 points)

    RLBL wrote:

     

    I replied stating the music came from my apple software and I had the right to use it as it was public domain.  The copywrite claim was dropped hours later.

     

    great to hear that YouTube listened, but anyone else planning to fight for their rights should be sure to use the correct legal terms...

     

    the loops are NOT "public domain," they ARE copyrighted, but you DO have a royalty free license from Apple Inc., to use these loops in any of your own projects:

     

    http://www.bulletsandbones.com/GB/GBFAQ.html#commercialrelease

    (Let the page FULLY load. The link to your answer is at the top of your screen)

  • 4. Re: Garage Band free music and loops licence
    RLBL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for the clarification. I am betting that as soon as I claimed they from Apple, anything I said afterwards did not matter much.

  • 5. Re: Garage Band free music and loops licence
    HangTime Level 9 Level 9 (50,150 points)

    RLBL wrote:

     

    . I am betting that as soon as I claimed they from Apple, anything I said afterwards did not matter much.

     

    heh, may be true!

     

    mostly it's good to hear of someone that got a positive response from the folks at YouTube, i don't recall anyone else posting back to tell us what the results of their challenge was.

     

    best of luck with your project(s)

  • 6. Re: Garage Band free music and loops licence
    stebianchi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you very much for your answer Keith,

    and thanks to all the others animating this discussion.

     

    Actually, because of many of my videos have already received YouTube's notification, I'm wondering if it's worth answering YouTube and defending my rights (loosing time, precious time) or let them as it they are, ready to stand up tomorrow if the music should be muted... well, common sense already answered me...

    But, don't you think, guys, things like this should be handled by Apple itself, instead of by its users?

     

    Best regards to everybody.
    Stefano Bianchi.

  • 7. Re: Garage Band free music and loops licence
    Mac CX2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    There may be a scam in operation here. It would appear that the so-called 3rd parties are including multiple Apple loops in in their 'music'. If this is registered in iTunes, these loops then become part of the YouTube Copyright filtering system. This means a loop used, even years ago, in a YouTube video can be subject to Copyright issues if the 3rd Party now registers its 'music' containing this particular loop. This 3rd Party now has, at the least, advertising on multiple video pages, or revenue from YouTube's monetization. The 3rd Party is, in effect, claiming ownership of the Apple loops, and possibly collecting revenue at the expense of Apple and YouTube users. This is just another scam which needs addressing by both Apple and YouTube. Its as simple as this, as Apple customers are we entitled to use Apple loops, even for commercial purposes, without having to pay a 3rd Party, or are we not?

  • 8. Re: Garage Band free music and loops licence
    Mac CX2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    As an addendum to my previous post this is an Email I've just received from YouTube regarding an uploaded video containing ONLY Apple loops:

    "One or more music publishing rights collecting societies and CD Baby have reviewed your copyright dispute for your video, XXX,

    For more information, please visit your Copyright Notice Page page

    Sincerely,
    - The YouTube Team"

     

    I think this says it all.

  • 9. Re: Garage Band free music and loops licence
    Erwicks Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    What if I take if I take all of the loops (or some of the loops) and combine them to make a song. Then, can I use the song I created into a video and upload it to YouTube - without worrying about copyright issues? - thanks.