YouTube hates me!

YouTube “muted” my video, a.k.a. deleted the audio because the song I used was copyrighted. I only used a portion of it, not all of it.. It was only less than a minute… Didn’t even finish the chorus!

After I uploaded the video and got it processed, I got this message from YouTube:

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Episode 2: La Mesa Escape Part 1

A copyright owner has claimed it owns some or all of the audio content in your video Episode 2: La Mesa Escape Part 1. The audio content identified in your video is I’m Yours by Jason Mraz. We regret to inform you that your video has been blocked from playback due to a music rights issue.

Replace Audio

Use AudioSwap to replace your video’s audio with any track from our growing library of authorized music. YouTube will republish your video with the new audio track.
Mute Audio

You can mute the audio for this video. YouTube will republish your video with the audio permanently muted.
Dispute Claim

If you believe that this claim was made in error, or that you are otherwise authorized to use the content at issue, you can dispute this claim with the alleged copyright owner. You will be guided through a web-based form, and your dispute will be passed to them for review.

Please note that if you protest the claim made against your video, we will make your video available to the alleged copyright owner to view. This is necessary for them to review the dispute, and will happen regardless of the privacy settings you placed on your video. If your video is private and you are not willing to allow the them to view it, we unfortunately cannot accept your dispute. However, if your video is private, this will be clearly noted to them at the time of viewing your video and they are required to respect the privacy and confidentiality of your video.

Also, note that if the alleged copyright owner responds to your dispute by asserting their ownership, your video will be permanently removed from YouTube.

For more information on this process, please see the Video ID Disputes section in our Help Center.

I really wanted to put that song! Sheez! Maybe I’d just put another JPop song on it.. AAAARRGGGHHH!!! Do you have any suggestions?

For the meantime, I opted to delete the video and maybe I’d just remaster it again. The “AudioSwap” songs option they are offering is crap! Maybe I’ll just upload Part 1 and Part 2 at the same time in the upcoming days… Sorry.


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