I'm sharing this transcript of a conversation with one of the YouTube channel owners that have had their 11,000-subscriber channel deleted because of numerous cases of copyright. In fact, we had lodged seven claims of copyright against this channel. The channel curator was taking the original content from the authors website, speaking it out, altering a few words here and then and claiming that they were the 'starseed channel'. The reason as to why I'm posting this specific transcript was because of the misleading story they shared with these subscribers and how people can be easily manipulated.
The Video Story
The images below are slides of video that was posted, thanking everyone for supporting the channel and the community and it was used to notify the subscribers of the sad news. It is evident that English is not their first language as the structure of the sentences is not coherent, so I will simplify the message shared.
I must notify everyone that this channel is being flagged, having strikes and censorships with no justification at all. I will move this content and videos to a new platform. Now you know about the censorship on YouTube and how it is getting more unjustified targeted. Here is the link to the new platform.
This video was reported to YouTube for misleading on the grounds that the channel was distributing copyright material for commercial use with no commercial agreement from the author and a takedown request was issued under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA).
The Background Story
I recently published an article titled Copyright & Spiritual Opinions where I discussed what these channel owners have been doing, what the issue is, why it is an issue and what we've done to resolve the issues. There had been various communications from channel owners apologising, seeking permission (after various strikes being lodged) and then there was this owner.
- Sunday, 1 August 2021 at 12:52 AM - I received an email stating that the strikes were made in error and that the content is mostly their original content and that the strike should be retracted.
- Sunday, 1 August 2021 at 1:04 AM - another email was received asking for the strikes to be retracted and information will be verified in the next videos. If the content belongs to AUTHORS NAME and to make sure that they review the content and not put the contents against that person's name. (I don't understand what they're saying myself)
Then, the reply was sent to them...
Yes, we filed a copyright violation regarding the distribution of copyrighted materials published and distributed by your channel without a license, contract, or permission from the author we represent. We thoroughly examined the video to ensure that we did not file a misleading claim and specifically referred to the timestamps where the copyrighted materials exist.
The author has not provided you with any permission to distribute their copyrighted materials. Thus, without evidence that you have a publishing contract with the author, these will NOT be retracted.
It appeared that the channel owner just didn't understand. Once the video was seen, I noticed the conspiracies being created and the lies being fabricated and decided that, let's see what happens if I use a completely different channel and explain to them what was going on. This took a few hours to write but watch the conversation unfold.
I will also mention, the comments I made were deliberately hidden by the channel author so that the public was not able to see the comments I made.
I've kept the replies in the exact same format as they were copied off of the YouTube channel thread.
The Conversation Thread
Me: You seem misled to what is happening. If YouTube is flagging you for copyright, they are doing so because YouTube is complying with copyright law. It's issued when something with the video (a logo, a photo, a song, etc) and the owner of the material has proven to YouTube that they own the content. I don't think you need to blame other people that are doing their job and standing up against for having their work used by other people. What did you do to get the strike?
Channel Owner: I am not blaming in first place and also I ask them for the proof and they anyways did not responded me, also I offered to put their references if they think is right the next videos also ask them to pass me the official links or not to put certain name they mentioned me, the first strike days ago, and they continue to ban me instead talk with me, so they continued doing it without showing me proof anyways youtube is having an abusive system to flag, not just to me but other creators talking something against bad elites, that is mean they can make themselves pass for the person who supposedly is banning me, without they have nothing to see with the supposed content in question, I also worked hard all a year for this and recopilation of info and translations, editions of videos and original designs of images (they just claim the use of certain name that i know is creative commun for creators of the spiritual comunity). And plus, I’m not blaming no one but maybe if I had to put some of that is to a youtube employer/s (including maybe a non sympathetic one with the ideas mentioned on this channel or messages) that obvious they work for the cersorship unjustified if they see a channel is getting some kind of opinions from the ones who they work for…( about some negative elite) they Can be doing easily knowing the way to censor channel with false strikes
They did it supposedly just because for the use of a name on some spiritual messages (a creative common one name on the spiritual community)
Me: having worked in the music industry and copyright is very painful! Where, if someone uses the same sample from a sample website, and someone registers it for content-identification, they have to say "Hey, no" but the music side of things is.. it uses algorithms. What's happened, is not what you claim has happened. The person who lodged the copyright has had to research and verify that the copyright is true and legitimate, they have had to provide the evidence to YouTube, otherwise YouTube won't process it. Someone has been taken to court by YouTube for falsely making copyright claims. YouTube helps creators!
Now, there is no such thing as "Creative Commons" in the Spiritual Community. That's saying, I'm elite, I will do what I want and I'm going to abuse you because I'm saying that I can which is ego. Spiritual Literature is protected by ordinary copyright laws. Ancient texts like The Bible, Koran, Torah etc isn't as they're in the public domain but spiritual texts are protected by copyright laws. In fact, one religious organisation took another religious organisation to court for copyright and won. I did some research as "Creative Commons in the Spiritual Community" seemed a bit strange. Here you are, being struck for copyright and what I found is this (and it's on Wikipedia... Copyright on religious works).
Religions often claim that their works were created by God, higher powers, or divine beings. Works created by such beings are not eligible for copyright and churches can't claim copyrights on their behalf. However, courts have upheld such copyrights under the argument that humans put enough creative work into compiling these divine statements to own a copyright ~ Wikipedia
Therefore... your creative commons licenses for spiritual community do not exist. So, if I've understood, coming from the music industry background. An author, who legally owns the content that you have published, has not authorised the use of their actual content and is within their rights to say, "I did not allow this". When I look at your videos, I see that advertising shows up, which means that you have a commercial/business arrangement with YouTube and you receive money for the payments. This changes everything for you, you become a business and you must declare that you legally own all the content in your video, including the literature that is being spoken.
There are also two diverse types of copyright licensing, and this is where it can get very confusing for curators, like yourself as to what is what. You're correct is that there is Creative Commons and there are six types of these licenses under Creative Commons. Some others state that you're not allowed to alter the original content and you must use attribution and you are not allowed to use it commercially. Some authors say, "attribution only" and believe that if they have the following, they are being paid for advertising if they make money and are grateful, and then if the author chooses not to release their content under Creative Commons license. They then still come under the copyright, and you can't use their content. The author needs to specify... If they say "all rights reserved" you can't use it!
From the words I've seen or the way I've read them, you've gotten confused with these diverse types of licenses, and it can be very confusing! Creative Commons, Attribution, Royalty Free, Copyright... THERE'S SO MANYYY!!!
Therefore, It sounds like you have gotten confused, believe there's something elite rights that you can strip a content creator of their rights because spirituality says so. You are responsible for understanding all these diverse types of rules as a curator and the misunderstanding, the confusion is what has gotten you in trouble. You signed the agreement. When I was a DJ, I had recordings muted by music record labels and I thought I was in the right, I thought I was promoting the artist, but I was wrong. I had my channel deleted too... I kept getting strikes because I didn't have the musician's approval to use their music. I thought if I bought it from the store, it was ok. Well, nope.... Same on SoundCloud. I had this great DJ set recording from a venue, and they deleted it because the artist said I didn't have the rights to use their song for my own promotion.
There's no negative entity, there's no elite... we stole someone's work and got caught out. It happens all the time... mistakes happen and that's why places like pixabay for royalty free images are a godsend. Because even the artist can strike a video down if you've used their picture in the video and they said no. I had their names against, it song titles, links to buy their music but that wasn't acceptable because I never got a contract.
Actually, a friend of mine had a license from an artist like Beyonce to use her vocals, because he had a license, he won a copyright strike. Without that contract or agreement for the artist/author then there is nothing you can do. The other day, I tried sharing a video on instagram and I couldn't post it because the video was detected as someone's else content. They're getting good at detection... to detect a video!!!! I couldn't share it. I also found that no matter which platform I posted it on, I continuously got in trouble for copyright. My beliefs were in the wrong... I was being ignorant. I learned my lesson, the hard way.
Respect people, help them and they will help you. Be careful when it comes to copyright because if you seriously think that because something is spiritual, it is free to use, and the author has reserved the rights to keep their copyright, which they can and you continue to post their content, ignoring their divine rights, you are taking their free will away from them, you are taking their light away from them, you are stripping them from the opportunity to get paid for their content, you are stealing their sovereignty and demanding that they must allow you to do this because you said so. In that very single moment, you do to them what you are saying has happened to you and that... that's not fair on the author to be forced to comply to your beliefs. That's control, that's power and that's not an enlightened thing to do. You have become the elite to them, you become the negative entity to them in that very single moment. If it is possible, if you can do it, I'd write to the author and apologise deeply, telling them that you didn't know, this copyright business is confusing and really be honest, sincere and accept the responsibility. My guess, the light is teaching you a very tough lesson like I did when I was arrested for drink driving, I had to change my patterns.
Therefore, I hope, I really really really hope that you understand and appreciate the hour that I've gone into trying to assist by explaining my own circumstances, to highlight what I've learned.
Channel Owner: this was just free shared info not stolen even, even was in other language and of a way I was just collaborating with the spiritual community here on YouTube (non English version, the team channel was not even the first author neither) and I was just doing my part to contribute to this spiritual community here on English language, It wasn’t even a official channel exclusively of that supposedly name there or here, I firmly believe anyways isn’t at all as you mention(just segments of content with certain name commun creative name of a way that someone falsely could claim as theirs exclusively, yes even YouTube workers) however I was compromising to not put the single name or segments of content from thaat name not to be mentioned for future claims in next videos but now this channel is terminated in 7 days, and they don’t even seems to read what I was sending them, seems more like an AI or something making strikes
YOUTUBE possess an Abusable DMCA flagging system — YouTube’s flagging system is one of the worst on the internet. Anyone (even fresh creators or even workers on YouTube) can flag claim any video without any proof of ownership of the material. The long and sluggish strikes appeal system can often lead to immense frustration, loss, and sometimes even to a full channel deletion due to false flagging to youtube creators”-Alternative Platforms (text of reference)
and well I am not really worried for this because in my life I past a lot more moments could say worst than yours and I consider myself a strong person so “do not worries” (I was hoping could keep this channel but I know since before and now a lot creators think YouTube and politics are tyrants anyways alot creators let of a way YouTube for that so YouTube is losing) and I am even happy and optimistic because I know there is something good and keep making my support to us the spiritual community more freely out of YouTube now 😇🙂😊
Me: There's a lot of crazy crazy stuff. A news station was suppressed for interviewing doctors and debating about vaccinations... the CDC in the US shut them down. Although, you've not understood that what I'm saying... this is the abuse of people's intellectual property, bullying and you're promoting to your followers that this is acceptable, that they can steal your content, they can take anything you produce and publish it, that you have no rights to freedom or creative express and you're promoting it. You've clearly taken content from somewhere that should not have been distributed freely... You might be doing what everyone else is doing but they're probably corrupted by ego. If you're promoting 5D, why follow them, where's the integrity, discernment, ethics, morals?
Channel Owner: Abuse is what YouTube do, And you know who really is trying to “teach me/us a lesson” Please 😂😇the worker/s of YouTube that falsely are making this strikes with that pretext of “is from someone” that they themselves make pass for as they claim it as theirs falsely ! come on! We know the true, someone there just must be a non sympathetic one of this spiritual community and is trying to “punish me/us” and we know it, yes my followers can download this material if they want and spread it too
yes my followers can download this material and spread it too if they want
Me: From the research I've done on strikes, to understand why it happens. The main reason is generally because there's been content taken from a third-party and she's commercially published it without a contract. As a commercial content curator, they are contractually obligated not to engage in copyright, and someone's hired a legal person to deal with it.
Channel Owner: even the false flags of YouTube and the corrupted system of flags that anyone can do actually against a channel
THIS CHANNEL IS TERMINATED IN 7 DAYS IM SORRY FOR HAVE TO INFORM YOU THIS, THE NEXT VIDEO ON RUMBLE