When stupid copyright claims crap all over your youtube upload
March 31, 2021

I had many so call "copyright claims" sent to me whenever I bothered uploading to youtube, but this would be the first time that it would give me such a hearty laugh I just had to share it. According to BOTS on that site, music composed and programmed into the first Final Fantasy game on the NES is owned by some company called Warner Chappell.

Really? I had thought it was composed by a certain music creator named Nobuo Uematsu all those years ago. Apparently someone owns someone else quite the monetary compensation this being the case.

If that name sounds familiar, most likely would be because Warner Chappell goes around shooting their mouths off any single video uploaded on "youtube," claiming that music playing on such uploads are of their ownsership, which is all a bunch of nonsense of course. Apparently they do so avidly to the point that youtube just shrugs about it, not caring of consequences that may affect THEIR site in the long run.

Below one of many videos about said company and youtube's stupid way to file such nonsense copyright claims which still chooses to ignore and let it go unsupervised:



As far as I know, whenever such fake claim occurs you are not able to monetize your content, which is fine by me since I don't bother such things considering how bad youtube is about it, but to many who use this as means to promote their content, especially being original, it can be quite damaging, and I would state GOOGLE should do something about it before it goes downhill any further.

That being said, I can only imagine if Square-Enix would actually go on and tap on GOOGLE's shoulder about any of this, as well as doing the same with Warner Chappell for trying to start crap with anyone to begin with.

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honestgamer honestgamer - March 31, 2021 (03:25 PM)
Warner Chappell is a huge music distributor throughout the world and may actually have a legitimate enforcement agreement in place with Square-Enix. It would require some investigation to determine for sure. But I do agree with your general sentiment, and copyright claims are one of the main reasons I don't bother with game footage uploads most of the time.
dagoss dagoss - April 07, 2021 (06:19 AM)
There are lots of Final Fantasy tracks listed on Warner Chappell's website so it seems to be legitimate. It would make sense for Squareexix to outsource copyright enforcement to a third-party rather than spending the resources to do it on their own. Both Square, Enix, and Squarenix have a rich music history that it would be in their business interest to protect.

It's a shame that such wonderful work is so tightly controlled though. The copyright status of songs seems to be a common issue preventing the re-release of specific games and TV series (like how they had to change the ending credits in the Netflix version of Evangellion).

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