What is Content ID and why do I receive Copyright claims?
All the music at PlayOnLoop has been registered with AdRev, which is a platform that use the Content ID system to protect content owners and buyers from music licensing fraud. So, when the music you are using in your video is matched to Content ID registered music, you can receive a copyright claim (for example: “Matched third party content”) from YouTube. Such notice can be easily cleared by anyone who has purchased a valid music license at PlayOnLoop and won’t have anything to worry about.
We know that nobody likes getting copyright claims, especially when Royalty Free music is involved. The reason for having our music registered with AdRev is the necessity to protect both the author and the buyer from fraud. AdRev helps the author to have a track record of music usage and to receive additional revenues from any unlicensed use of music. The buyer has an important benefit when buying registered music: some people have a bad habit to register music that isn’t theirs under their own name to make easy money. Since they are not authors of such music, they won’t provide any help or support to anyone who legitimately purchased a license and need to deal with copyright claims. To put it short: if we left our music unregistered, somebody could have registered it and we could not help you in any way.
How to quickly remove a Copyright claim
To remove a claim, you simply need to let YouTube know that you have licensed the music. Choose to “dispute” the claim by clicking the “matched third party content” copyright notice next to the video in your Video Manager, or on your dedicated copyright notices page. After you click “file a dispute”, select the option “I have a license or written permission from the proper rights holder to use this material”.
In the “Reason for dispute” field, you simply write that you purchased a license to use the music and copy / paste the contents from your purchased License Certificate. To find it, be sure to be logged in and go to your Orders page, choose the Order where the Music Loop you want to authorize is listed in and then click on the VIEW button. As soon as you view the Order, scroll down to the License Certificate paragraph and you will see the content you need to copy / paste inside a gray box. That’s it!
Ask AdRev to Remove the Claim
Another quick and easy way to clear a claim by AdRev is to just visit their website and go to their Contact page. You will be required to fill up a quick form with your contact details, your YouTube video URL address and choose “To have a claim released (attach license)” as the subject. Then, you can simply write that you have obtained a license to use the music by PlayOnLoop and copy / paste our License Certificate (see the picture above) inside the Message field or inside a TXT document file that you can send as an attachment.