Why Is YouTube’s ‘Royalty-Free Audio’ Library Resulting In Mass Copyright Strikes? | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Why Is YouTube’s ‘Royalty-Free Audio’ Library Resulting In Mass Copyright Strikes?

YouTuber Matt Lowne took to Twitter over the weekend to ask about copyright strikes he was receiving. He’s been uploading videos of the space simulation game Kerbal Space Program since 2013.

Lowne’s intro samples the track “Dreams” by Joakim Karud ?— which he obtained from YouTube’s audio library.

Despite going through the proper channels (and not experiencing a problem for six years), all hell broke loose last week. Lowne began receiving email after email from YouTube for copyright strikes. Every single one of his Kerbal Space Program videos had been targeted.

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Several reports on Twitter surfaced after Matt revealed what happened to him ?— and it finally painted a clearer picture of why the claims happened.

Both Sony/ATV and Warner Chappell were aggressively claiming the song because it samples another song ?— Kenny Burrell Quartet’s “Weaver of Dreams.” That 1956 song’s copyright is owned by none other than Sony/ATV and Warner/Chappell.

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