yesterday I uploaded a video with a lot of creative commons content on Youtube.
Unfortunately youtube denied to monetize the video because of the music.
The music was found on soundcloud and was licensed under CC Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/
The song was a 40 minutes party-minimal remix.
YT denied this song because there was a 10 seconds part which included a copyright part.
After 10 hours cuting and puting together my movie, this was a very frustating result.
Is there a way to avoid such a disappointment for the next time?
Or do I have the right to raise an objection against the refusal from youtube?
Facts: Soundcloud-Music with CC Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 denied for monetizing at Youtube cuz of copyright claim.
Best answer by IXK
First things first, I am not a soundcloud representative and copyright issues seem to be fairly complex, so I won't be able to answer all your questions, but I am sure the copyright team from Soundcloud will be able to fill in the holes in my post as soon as they can...
If I understood you right, you have used a mix from soundcloud, and not just individual tracks. If you use a mix, that was 'labeled' with the CC license, there is always a chance that one of the tracks that were used in the mix was not under a Creative Commons license and it might get blocked on YT.
The second thing that comes to my mind is, that since you are trying to monetize on you tube but you downloaded the tracks/mix from soundcloud- this might be an issue. It seems logical to me that if you are using music in your video, youtube might want you to use music which is 'registered' with them. Because A- there is a lot of audio on youtube you can use , and B- since the audio is 'unknown' to youtube, the youtube service ( software platform) can't know if you are using a copyrighted audio or not . That just seems logical to me. However, I am by no means well informed on the you tube matters. And perhaps, it would be smart to ask the questions on the youtube forums/ support site .
"Is there a way to avoid such a disappointment for the next time?" . Here is my suggestion to you. Next time you do a video, if you want to use a whole mix- make sure, that the dj who mixed it is legit, meaning that the mix was using only tracks which were published by a Creative Commons License, however the one that allows you to modify and remix the content and redisribute it. However, you would need to research all of the tracks in the mix lol . So you could either find a dj who has a history of mixing only and exclusively tracks who are underground and free to download, remix and distribute . You would have to do a research on that too.
I doubt you would have the time to do all this research on your own, if 10 hours of working on a video is considered a lot of time. So if I were you, I would either download individual tracks with the appropriate license and mix them my self or hire a dj to do that.
Finally, the license CC Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 , clearly states that redistribution of derivative works is not allowed. I quote "NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material. " . Since you are mixing the audio with your video, that clearly sounds like a derivative work to me. This CC License should be more along the lines of your needs - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ .
I hope that helps a bit. Let me know if I could be any more helpful.
PS: As to your statment "10 hours cuting and puting together my movie, this was a very frustating result." ... Please do keep in mind, that quality music often takes days, even weeks to be produced, mixed, mastered . In some cases it might take less, but those musicians/producers/artists who have the skills to do high quality music faster, those people have invested years of practice, learning and perfecting their techniques, and have sacrificed a lot to be able to produce a great song in a few hours or in a day. If you are not interested in good quality sound, there is tons of free to use tunes on yt Just saying... So please be aware of that IK