Can I use the Camtasia Music Library to put music on a video that will be for my company and on YouTube monetized, because it seems I can't! (Pictures Included).

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Joe Peach

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Eng. Radfan Ojailah

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I usually use it as background music for my youtube videos, but recently I got a copyright strike for one of those tracks.
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Joe Morgan

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You have to prove to You Tube you have the legal right to the music.
Which you do as long as you have a Camtasia user license for the library content.

This occurs  from time to time and comes up in this forum.
You can fight it, or change the music.

Regards,Joe
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Joe Peach

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Joe, thank you.  But what proves I have a licence to them? I just have Camtasia and the music that came with it? I don't meant to hash the issue and I'm sure you guys are tired of it, but what to I need tangibly? A clip or what part of text do I need? Thank You.
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Joe Morgan

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I've never done it. You can challenge a copyright  infringement if You Tube has filed one against you.
https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/360012666111-Camtasia-Windows-YouTube-A-Copyright-Owner-Using-Content-ID-Claimed-Some-Material-in-Your-Video
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LKing

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I think your grip is with YouTube not TechSmith.  Have you ask YouTube what they need for you to show that you have the right to use the music?
The algorithm they use to automatically identify which content to question, has obviously changed. So perhaps has the documentation needed. Unless someone here works for youtube property rights, who knows what the new requirements are?

I understand that getting an answer here may be much easier to get than from YouTube.  they are bigger. It is sad.


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Brooks, Camtasia Technical Product Manager

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Unfortunately, this is something we, TechSmith, have no control over. We've purchased the royalty free rights for our users. However, the game is rigged a bit in favor of over aggressive policing. YouTube is very sensitive to copyright claims (they don't want the liability of lawyers chasing their deep pockets). The artists and entities that sell royalty free music are very sensitive to piracy. It's super common for these rights holders to lodge aggressive claims with YouTube (because pirating is such a frequent occurrence and YouTube doesn't want to be held accountable). The entities representing rights holders are not selective, they just tell YouTube to challenge every instance where their music is used. YouTube programs their algorithm to challenge any use of this material. We can't intervene (we have no idea who is publishing on YouTube, or if there is a violation--YouTube provides us with no means to actively intervene on our users behalf). This leaves it up to the individual user to prove they have the rights every time YouTube flags something with a copyright notice. It sucks. I feel for the artists who want to be paid for their work. I feel for the creators who have a legitimate license and right to use. I don't feel anything but contempt for YouTube. I get the volume they are dealing with means automation, but they literally give us nothing to work with. Over the years, we've tried to get a human at YouTube to talk to us and have always received either silence, or a firm no. It is what it is. Copyright in the 21st century...