Very frustrated with Techsmith Library subscription for music - constant copyright claims

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Is there any way Techsmith can contact YouTube to act on our behalf so we aren't getting constant copyright claims when we use music from the Techsmith Library that we are paying for?  It's really annoying to have to dispute the claim every video where we use the music.
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Posted 10 months ago

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Brent Beckman, Business Development

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Hi duf,

I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.  Unfortunately, this is an issue with the copyright holder and YouTube's Content ID system.  As we don't make the music ourselves, only license it, other parties may have copyright on that material.  In this case, the copyright holders are using YouTube's Content ID system to verify that you are in fact licensed to be using that music.  As you can see from the notice you received, it's not an actual strike, but does require you to prove that you have the rights to use it.  Please see the article below for more information on that:

YouTube has flagged my video with your music. What do I do?  

For now, please continue disputing those claims, and let us know if you receive any push-back from YouTube or the copyright holders.  In the meantime, we'll bring this up with Storyblocks, and see if there's anything else we can do to help improve this process.  Thanks!