YouTube's copyright system is broken

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Mumbo Jumbo
Mumbo Jumbo - 28 days ago
UPDATE (as taken from my twitter)

Things are a bit muddy.
- I do have written permission from the artist to use the claimed song.
- However; the song uses a sample that has been picked up by Warners content ID bot. So I am being claimed for a sample, not the song.

I'm still hoping we can resolve this.
And take this as a lesson from me:
Not only should you ensure you have complete rights to the music you are using for your videos, but also ensure that you ask about any samples that have been used. Otherwise you could end up in this situation (And you wouldn't want that).
Will do a video on Tuesday explaining. I am taking a day off tomorrow!
Silliest Moon :P
Silliest Moon :P - 6 hours ago
Galaxy agreed
uBiuui - 7 hours ago
imagine bein that stingy that you set your bot to pickup on a sample
Adam Laursen Zitz
Adam Laursen Zitz - 13 days ago
Mumbo Jumbo so sorry
Tyler Roan
Tyler Roan - 19 days ago
U can do this
Exonerate Fate
Exonerate Fate - 2 hours ago
Yea, its called war. And they are weaponizing your ignorance to legal speak. Words defined in some english dictionary will be useless to you. Get yourself a law dictionary or visit a library. Peace be with you.
Exonerate Fate
Exonerate Fate - 2 hours ago
File harassment charges
Dixuś - 11 hours ago
I have the same problem ;-;
John Paul Recio
John Paul Recio - 11 hours ago
Because of this copystrike on some of your videos your intro was gone
Deominedash - 15 hours ago
Mumbo jumbo “this is what i do for a living, this is how i earn money”
Youtube “im about to end this mans whole career”
R Speckles
R Speckles - 15 hours ago
Innocent Minecraft YouTuber who makes nothing but the utmost family friendly content: exists
YouTube: *YOU HAVE MADE AN EGREGIOUS CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY OF THE UTMOST SEVERITY! FOR YOUR INSOLENT ACTIONS, YOU MUST PAY WITH YOUR BLOOD! WATCH AS YOUR LIVELIHOOD CRUMBLES BEFORE YOU AND ALL YOU HAVE WORKED FOR IS DESTROYED! YOUR FOOLISH ACTIONS MUST BE PUNISHED AND NO MERCY SHALL BE SPARED!* if you have any complaints, please take it up with our support team and we possibly might maybe have a somewhat acceptable compromise after a minimum of 30 business days (maybe).
P.S.S. We have your home address and the identities of all your closest of kin.
Have a nice day!
Sincerely, the YouTube team
DarthHater 9045
DarthHater 9045 - 16 hours ago
Mumbo uses an iPhone ?!? Last time I checked he did a review for the Pixel 2
Lunium 5
Lunium 5 - 19 hours ago
Good looking man !?
I found so many people get away with uploading a movie without copyright. So it’s not fair that my video gets taken down.
Stefon Diggs
Stefon Diggs - Day ago
Golden Vids
Golden Vids - Day ago
Like to fire Susan
Thejas Anoop
Thejas Anoop - 2 days ago
Same thing happened to TheFatRat...
Scott Jensen
Scott Jensen - 2 days ago
Don't these big companies make enough money already, this just shows how much these guys want money
sodanor - 2 days ago
YouTube is trash. They make millions but cant take care of their creators.
Divergence - 4 days ago
A smaller company tried to claim one of my new reaction style videos. Even though it only has 200 views. A bs made up company and the owner is 343 Studios a big Microsoft studio. I think I got confidence I will win. >_< I think false ones like that are ludicrous.
Naima - 4 days ago
I wish they would get a fine for making a faulty dispute so then they could get 400 fines
Fin Fraser
Fin Fraser - 4 days ago
I have a video on my channel of a tribute show I was at claimed by the same arseholes and there is no copyright content in it. It is a live AC/DC tribute with no studio clips just the songs Bonny, Highway to Hell and For Those About to Rock. And yes those songs are copyrighted but Warner Chappel has no right over them. The record is under George Young and Harry Vanda not bloody dimwits at this company just saying "hey, that's music I think we own that"
zak henderson
zak henderson - 4 days ago
Im glad i dont have enough subs to get claimed i think
War Inc.
War Inc. - 4 days ago
There should be a penalty for anyone who wrongly claims someone else's stuff and against YouTube for allowing it. Something needs to be done about YouTube. They are starting to turn into a crappy website. Automated strikes, banning those whose views are different from theirs, demonetizing on ridiculous grounds and more asinine things. If I had to talent and money I would make a new website to contend with YouTube. Google however, sees no problems with the way things are run.
Graham Lang
Graham Lang - 4 days ago
NO FAIR!!!!!!!!
King Ross
King Ross - 5 days ago
There is a guy at a desk somewhere handwriting all these copyright claim emails...I hope. Otherwise this fantasy is dead.
DSI - Films
DSI - Films - 5 days ago
Simple head:

Song in video
Song is able to be in video with licensed paper
Song transformed differently
but song is still in video
Song can be in video, and is in video

Step 1 of 1 complete

We wish you the best of luck, plus your ads are great, I enjoy them, We admire, and love you and your content. Youtube, fix yourself. Have a good day.
Ben Jackson
Ben Jackson - 6 days ago
Sorry bit late, but this sucks. hope you get it sorted dude.
UpHigherMusic - 6 days ago
Please get Patreon
Alektorophobic Carrot
Alektorophobic Carrot - 6 days ago
How it works summed up on my knowledge:
People can have 1 singular video similar to a small part of any video, allowing them to manually or over ai copyright claim a video (or if they are a dick they can strike it, but that makes them no free money) and a big company can literally turn a channel into a money slave for no reason, Even if you can prove that they are placing a claim on something they don't even own. Unless you call in YouTube itself, trying to remove them me of these claims will send a request TO THE PEOPLE THAT PLACED THE CLAIM asking to have it removed, they are given 2 options, remove the claim or not.... is that even a question? The Defendant is also Judge AND Jury in a case. Unless you can find enough heart in a person soulless enough to be doing this anyways, your gonna need YouTube which takes AN ENTIRE MONTH for this, and it's literally the most broken fucking garbage. Who says "Hey lets make it easier on ourselves dealing with copyright allowing companies to just instantly place a claim, then having a small quick AI check if it's related, putting it on hold, if they want it removed, they can just send it to the company, have them look over it, and review if they made a false claim. What could go wrong?"
In conclusion, YouTube headquarters are bitch ass motherfuckers who don't understand what taking advantage over a broken system is. So never use a song that has some degree of copyright for now, even if you have an agreement to use them, some false company that made a song similar can steal your entire life income for some quick pocket change, taking up to several months to fix.
Edit: a potential fix to this could be to have the owner of the song confront what source material the claimer is using depending on if they ripped that song to rip everyone that has it for free money out of literally everyone because they are a fucking soulless piece of shit that has no sympathy or empathy towards others (sorry it's just way too many of the channels I follow are suffering from this oversight)
Also in the progress YouTube could maybe add a fee for proven false claims (by themselves to prevent people from in the request to remove the claim ask themselves if they want to pay money for having to steal money, or if anything have them select that option to help preventing this mess altogether and fix this fucking garbage.)
Basically just sue this "company" in real life and not YouTube I mean REAL FUCKING LIFE HERE.
You literally can sue them, for actually even more than the amount they are stealing, also since it's mainly this specific company doing this confront YouTube and have them destroy this company since they are ILLEGALLY abusing a copyright system to steal money and maybe even steal their life back in the process, along with many others who have suffered from them. And get YouTube to fix this immediately it's been going on for over a year now so for the love of God, just fix it YouTube for fuck sake.
Man I went a bit over the top with this... I guess "article"
Other Edit: Oh, also Disney copyright claimed someone's (I forgot) video for Bach music, after attempting to have them remove it they replied "We own Bach"
This is illegal so fix this YouTube
And yes, I know I am repetitive, it's just so many things are wrong with this.
idot. - 7 days ago
Random Guy: let’s take a percentage of this guy’s money
YouTube: okay
Mumbo: *releases copyright video*
YouTube: hey! let’s put this #12 on trending!!
KAOKrusher - 7 days ago
Train - 7 days ago
1800 claims wow the fuck.
Alicia Horton
Alicia Horton - 8 days ago
I saw this in asshole designs and i must say i didnt beleive it at first but then i looked this up and i must say....

This REALLY IS asshole design
YTFanboys2 - 8 days ago
hello... *3 seconds later* UMG has blocked this video
William Jonathan
William Jonathan - 8 days ago
Its time for a crusade
StaffTroll - 8 days ago
Where is the mustache?
Yonakuni - 9 days ago
They just want your money. They know you're a big YTber and is making good money. They want their cut. Assholes, these corporations.
Nik Joseph
Nik Joseph - 9 days ago
That was my jam T-T
George The Duck
George The Duck - 9 days ago
Warnerchapell: I see a face in the video!! YouTube is that claimable?
YouTube: Idk
Kotonoha Loses Many Brain Cells
Hello, as you might not know, I am from a different world than Minecraft. But I came here for the sake of Warner Chappell, and many others. They've claimed a lot.
Foofer Bob
Foofer Bob - 9 days ago
So they have no standing to complain in the first place?
Pineapple Whatever
Pineapple Whatever - 9 days ago
They also tried to claim Rusb 🅱️ by sheet music boss
german199denuevo - 10 days ago
YouTube is dead/broke since they don't need to manual verify if the claimed content is really of them. Luckly there are alternatives to this shit site.
Edant - 10 days ago
in the meantime you should do what theoriginalace does which is copyright your own content
teMmIE #0 better than #1
teMmIE #0 better than #1 - 10 days ago
Go home YouTube, your drunk!
HeyyItzTrish - 10 days ago
Haters will say it's copyright is broken
Hannah Foster
Hannah Foster - 10 days ago
I know it's not that bad anymore but still it's like YouTube stopped caring about it's people the very people that have helped them they hurt
Hannah Foster
Hannah Foster - 10 days ago
There are literally fucking worse things on YouTube but nah let's ruin this man's whole everything he's worked for
14104 x1
14104 x1 - 11 days ago
I think youtube's redstone placement needs an overhaul
Leandro Ebner
Leandro Ebner - 11 days ago
Youtube: *I'm going to end this man's hole career...*
Gengar - 11 days ago
well, that makes my blood boil.
it is literally red hot right now.
and i feel like i am going to explode.

"yeah bois he did nothing wrong but as YT is s**t we will strike this lad MumboJumbo and take 8% off his video revenue on 400 vids and he won't be able to do anything for 2 whole days, and we will get some of that sweet money"
Warrainty - 11 days ago
lets get fs in the chat
pilot tzn
pilot tzn - 11 days ago
I know I'm not the first one to say this, but:
Saying that system is biased has just earned my "understatement of the century" award.
400+ false claims --> no problem!
3 false rebuttals --> you're out, "liar!"
How did no one at Youtube notice the impending catastrophe?!?!?
Copyright claims and rebuttals should follow the same policy. Three strikes out of potantially hundreds of thousands of videos seems a bit unforgiving as well, especially when you have to wait a month to even know if you did the first one correctly. A percentage rule would make MUCH more sense.
Also, what ever happened to innocent until proven guilty? Where have we ever seen that before, besides virtually every democratic government ever?
(begin sarcasm)
Clearly such a widespread, long-established system must be broken.
(end sarcasm)
Seriously, YouTube, investigate the copyright claims before threatening videos, because
(begin sarcasm)
every copyright claim is honest.
(end sarcasm)

Should I boycott YouTube or stay to support wrongly-accused creators like Mumbo?
Kisal Amarasinghe
Kisal Amarasinghe - 11 days ago
What the actual fuck 😪 i no longer play minceraft but i still love to watch his creative videos.
DOOMSHROOM - 11 days ago
Susan Wojcicki:
We're taking the YOU out of YOUTUBE!
7SCRATCH6R7 YT - 12 days ago
Reddit is the place to know stuff
Simon Hej
Simon Hej - 12 days ago
Fuck thoes guys
The Stranger
The Stranger - 12 days ago
Because of u understood redstone
The Stranger
The Stranger - 12 days ago
I feel sorry for u
Philly_Jawn - 12 days ago
The irony of this is that you are a BIG channel. Now image the types of bullshit small (sub 1 mil) have to go through.
KOEHLTRAIN - 12 days ago
Oh my God I shouldn't have watched this. I've seen your face. My life is ruined 😂🤣
Someone Usually
Someone Usually - 12 days ago
geez Youtube just leave Youtubers alone!
Edit:innocent youtubers........
Ryan Whiteside
Ryan Whiteside - 12 days ago
you have the support of the 9yo army
The semi - Nerd
The semi - Nerd - 12 days ago
That's why there is no intros and outros on his videos....
I thought something went wrong with my device
I hope the situation comes becomes better
Mais Um Usuario do google
Mumbo jumbo is without a mustache, this is very serious
Pizzatc 0
Pizzatc 0 - 12 days ago
File a law suit and get a lawyer
Gabe Sanderes
Gabe Sanderes - 13 days ago
I mean... you could make a re-make of your intro in note blocks. That would be cool, may not work though.
Besides my joking, love your vids and hope that you sort it all out. I will do all that I can do to help!
Faliaxa The Boi
Faliaxa The Boi - 13 days ago
Humble3dore - 13 days ago
New YouTube is fucked. We need the old YouTube back
TheNerdyIntrovert - 13 days ago
At one point, Warner Chappel Claimed that they were the owners of the happy birthday tune and were gaining money from it. They had no evidence that they owned the tune in court and now no longer have rights over it. Is jt worth your time to as for proof?
Abdulla alshafar
Abdulla alshafar - 14 days ago
Mumbo, youtube might be low on money and they are trying to avoid that so they let these claims go through so they don't give money to any big content creators.
Vaughns Gaming
Vaughns Gaming - 14 days ago
Why not just copyright claim your own videos you split the money
SniperKing970 - 14 days ago
This is like if Jake Paul fell off his roof, his laywers would sue their neighbor who was on vacation in Colorado
SniperKing970 - 14 days ago
Just copyright claim warner chapell.
Dylan Tandy
Dylan Tandy - 14 days ago
I am now copyrighting you because I sometimes play Minecraft and listen to music
Nerd-Mask - 14 days ago
Yesterday a video of mine was taken down because it apparently had contents of Warner Chapell. It was a Stream where i played Fallout 76 with commentary. I imagine their bot or whatever recognized a song owned from warner chapell, when it played on the Pip-Boy-Radio in the game. So yeah ... it's frankly not my fault, because Bethesda included that (or these?) songs in that game, and they most likely own a licence for that.
I don't know how's the situation with that but ... is that even legit? I mean that must mean, they are allowed to claim videos from everyone who uploads videos of that game where their music plays ingame randomly. That's just crazy.
I mean WTF am i supposed to do to prevent another claim? I'm not allowed to play the ingame-radio or what? Wow what the fuck am i supposed to do then, if i ever plan, to upload GTA Gameplay? Do i have to be afraid, everytime i steal a car and a song plays in the radio?
That Copyright situation is so f'd up man. I wanna punch a wall, if i just think about the new EU copyright-law that will be realized within the next two years. It will just get worse. We are entering a dark age for the web.
ClainBill - 14 days ago
Why did people dislike this ?
Vincent Gonzalez
Vincent Gonzalez - 14 days ago
mumbo, you need a hug and a tea
frankrds - 15 days ago
yes it would be FUN what would happen if You sued them for false copyright claim.. maybe the courts would see the error... and then all of a sudden youtube would have to change its claims... its madness i say MADNESS ;)
Sex 1st
Sex 1st - 15 days ago
Naaz Chowdhury
Naaz Chowdhury - 15 days ago
*We are with you*
Nayra Dharma
Nayra Dharma - 16 days ago
What is going up with Youtube?
RazorrBlade - 16 days ago
As a beginning creator, this is a good lesson for me. I never thought i need to check for samples in a song. I feel very bad for you Mumbo, and i don't think i could manage this situation, but i do need to say that youtube's copyright claim system is very much like shit... xD. Good luck with fixing this, and i hope you get everything right! Much love from the netherlands!
titylover 68
titylover 68 - 16 days ago
Youtube:ok so
Company:copyrighting 199192 videos in 2 seconds
Lanna Elizabeth
Lanna Elizabeth - 16 days ago
sorry to hear about that. that sounds really frustrating. but also damn mumbo is fine as hell
Surge DoRag
Surge DoRag - 16 days ago
Youtuber: hits 1 million subs
Warner Chappell: wait, that’s illegal
C.Lotus7474 - 16 days ago
Hey Mumbo ive been watching your season 5 Hermitcraft and i know you had to cut the intro bc of the whole warner chaple thing but i just want to let you know you missed a few. im on ep 142 and i noticed there was a few with and most without the intro. I just dont want you to suffer from this stupid thing anymore I hope you see this and it helps!
Jack Of The Memes
Jack Of The Memes - 17 days ago
Out of all the problems with YouTube, this one makes me the most angry.
Cool Gamer 9-1-1
Cool Gamer 9-1-1 - 16 days ago
Jack Of The Memes I have something that is so crazy planned for YOUTube headquarters it will be put in place soon
VoRTeX -_-
VoRTeX -_- - 17 days ago
I thought you have Mustache in Real life 😂
Lord Hawkeye
Lord Hawkeye - 17 days ago
Here's where you're wrong. It's not broken. It's working exactly as intended.
Element Bomb
Element Bomb - 17 days ago
No one expects the copyright inquisition!
ReTurd Boiman
ReTurd Boiman - 17 days ago
Me: sees this
**20 minutes later**
Me at Warner Chapel: I hate u u took a chunk of this dudes revenue you demons
Sondre Heitmann
Sondre Heitmann - 17 days ago
Sue them
david Johnson
david Johnson - 17 days ago
One solution to the whole revenue problem is that once a video is claimed, it should be put off to the side until one side has proven that their claim is legitimate, then the money can be sent to whoever wins.
ann onn
ann onn - 16 days ago
That's exactly what happens. During the dispute, revenue from the video is held in escrow. If the RUvideosr appeals successfully, they get the money.
Syc holic
Syc holic - 18 days ago
oh only took you half a decade to realize it.
Jon Murphy
Jon Murphy - 18 days ago
the system copyrighted a 2006 for using a 2016 song that sampled it
i hate this system
ann onn
ann onn - 16 days ago
What? The original song was (c) in 1965.
Sealed - 18 days ago
EU is in it's way to make it worse, key-word article17
Sealed - 18 days ago
Big companies: "Hey, you use like 3 notes in a row that is also in our song in that same order. We own you now."
Fgbgob - 18 days ago
manden birgit #umomgay
manden birgit #umomgay - 18 days ago
I hobe Susan gets hit and killed by a falling piano
Katie Jo
Katie Jo - 18 days ago
This guy needs to be shut down. I can’t upload a video bc he is copyrighting my music
Ross Anderson
Ross Anderson - 18 days ago
Youtube, like Facebook, is no longer cool. Sorry for your troubles, mate. Keep creating.
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