Youtube Copyright Claims on Trad Tunes
I noticed today that there are "copyright claims" on four of the videos I’ve posted on Youtube, e.g. this one of the well known traditional tune "The Connaughtman’s Rambles":
This means that someone else is collecting money for that video of a traditional tune!
Not that they’ll be making much money from a video with 48 views 🙂 , but it’s a matter of principle!
So I disputed the claims for the tunes:
Kesh Jig, Connaughtman’s Rambles, O’Gallagher’s Frolics, Banish Misfortune.
With references to where and when they were first printed.
So if you have a Youtube channel, do check that there are no fraudulent copyright claims on your trad tunes.
Read more here about how to find out and how to dispute claims: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6013276?hl=en
This kind of copyright claim is called "Content ID" claim by Youtube.