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Sophonic says


The fact that legitimate license holders are inconvenienced is an unfortunate byproduct of a flawed system, and has nothing to do with the authors’ greed, cheekiness, or duplicity. The true culprits are piracy, and the growing pains of a burgeoning approach to copyright protection, but they are a nebulous enemy and it’s much more satisfying to reach out and smack the guy next to you.
I know this much. If I hosted a client’s video on my channel, charged them for the video and monetized their video too, I’d be accused of being cheeky, duplicity and greed. Tell me where the difference lies! ;-)

Difference is you can simply use the license and clear the video then It’s yours to use freely. Please don’t make it sound like it’s permanent and the ads are always there. That is untrue. That is what would happen to someone without a license who can’t properly can’t clear it.

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Kind of like saying how the sanctimonious rhetoric is amusing to you about people saying it’s not about the money right after I wrote that in a comment. Yeah and I’m being rude.
point taken. apologies to anyone offended. i’ve been doing my best to only type things i would comfortably say to one’s face (maybe a tactic we should all employ in the future, which seems sadly lacking when one is sitting behind a computer screen). i think the length and repetitiveness of this thread is wearing on me. but you must understand, i was not referring to you and hadn’t seen your post.

Sorry as well for my sarcasm. Definitely have to keep the respect for each other.

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Sophonic says

I double posted in case anyone’s wondering, I didn’t say anything horrible.

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i just find the “it’s not about the money” sanctimonious rhetoric amusing.
It’s about recouping revenue lost as a result of theft. I don’t think anyone has been less than genuine about that fact.
there have been a TON of people in this thread saying they don’t care at all about the money. i’m just saying, tell it like it is. i think everyone does, and should care!
Of course it’s about money, that’s why we want the protection. To make people have to license the music. Wow, good detective work. When I replied to the one guy I said “it’s not about the money” to him paying more for a license to be AdRev free. That’s because it doesn’t work like that and can’t.bits either registered or not.
i’m obviously not talking about the people that said they were into recovering lost income. maybe you should do some detective work of your own, mr sarcasm. this is the kind of rudeness i’ve been pointing out, btw.

Kind of like saying how the sanctimonious rhetoric is amusing to you about people saying it’s not about the money right after I wrote that in a comment. Yeah and I’m being rude.

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Sophonic says



i just find the “it’s not about the money” sanctimonious rhetoric amusing.
It’s about recouping revenue lost as a result of theft. I don’t think anyone has been less than genuine about that fact.
there have been a TON of people in this thread saying they don’t care at all about the money. i’m just saying, tell it like it is. i think everyone does, and should care!

Of course it’s about money, that’s why we want the protection. To make people have to license the music properly. Wow, good detective work studiomonkey.

When I replied to the one guy I said “it’s not about the money” to him paying more for a license to be AdRev free. That’s because it doesn’t work like that and can’t its either adrev registered or not.

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Sophonic says

It’s about the money coming from legit sales and licensing, not people stealing. Only a handful of videos go one to generate any real money. Most videos in the AdRev stats sit at $0.00. Now what if those thousands of video producers not generating any money actually bought the license?

I just signed up a few months ago so I haven’t seen any giant income yet that maybe others have. The biggest earning videos so far are actually mostly my YouTube videos. Yes I adreved myself.

Thanks for accusing me of having “sanctimonious rhetoric” studiomonkey.

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Sophonic says

As a customer who was considering (not sure about that anymore) using AudioJungle tracks in our YouTube “how-to” videos, I’m having second thoughts. I don’t want my videos taken offline and then have to prove that I have a license to put them back up. I’d rather post them without music and have one of us here do the voice-over. We’re not voice pros, but we get by. A little music would have been nice to have in the background or in the intro/outro.

I realize that music authors want their music to make money for them. I understand that they want to monetize all avenues, especially if they have to revenue-share a track of music that is only selling for less than $20.00 (U.S.)

My question to the music authors and to Envato is this: would you consider having a license level for music that sells each track for more money (say, $80 per track instead of $11- $20) and the license guarantees that the customer can use it on YouTube and other online services without getting license take-down notices? That would mean that the authors would be required not to ad-rev tracks they sell at that license level these other networks. Maybe sales volume at this license level would be lower, but people like me and Koster could buy your tracks and not worry. You’d probably have fewer people but they’d become repeat buyers.

I would buy these tracks at a higher cost if you could guarantee that I would be able to use them hassle-free. I’d rather pay $80.00 for one track than pay $11 – $20 and risk having usage and client headaches.

Money doesn’t matter, I don’t want other people stealing (ripping) it from you after you upload it on YouTube. Then 5 people rip(steal) that videos audio and so on. The theft snowballs out of control. It’s more about protection.

Just so you know your video won’t be taken down, you just get a notice and then you have to click on notice and clear by copy/paste license details and say you licensed music at AudioJungle . Simple as that. Maybe a minute or two at most. After you know the process probably more like 30 seconds.

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Sophonic says


You seemed to leave a bit of important stuff out.
I apologise for that, Sophonic. I was paraphrasing quickly to get a point across and didn’t go back to the original source to recheck the quote.

I appreciate that, I’m still willing to help you if needed. I know you said it might be to late but if I can do the whitelist thing for client or even write a email on your behalf explaining situation to client I would.

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Sophonic says

I let people know and I help customers if they need it. In your original post Koster you said that I simply told a customer “to just go and let YouTube Sort it out”. Although that is not true at all, here is my exact comment to customer who had issue.

“All you have to do is click the option that says you have a license for use and it would clear it. Due to the unbelievable amount of theft and illegal sharing sites this is the only way to control it. If you need help clearing your video I would be happy to do it for you just send me URL link to sophonicmedia@yahoo.com

Thanks.”

You seemed to leave a bit of important stuff out.

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Sophonic says

Every digital media creator is embracing content Id especially on YouTube. Be it pictures/images, videos, and music it’s the way it’s heading. It’s hard to think that anyone seriously using YouTube in a serious capacity at least enough to be buying licensed music from sites like AudioJungle has never heard of content Id.

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