YouTube creators are using a hilarious tactic to combat copyright policies

YouTube creators and Twitch broadcasters have been running terrible a capella versions of popular songs in funny attempts to circumvent YouTube's heavily criticized copyright strike system.

In recent months, YouTube creators have run into copyright issues when making TikTok reaction videos. , where they collect clips from Cricket TikTok and react or provide comments about them. But those TikTok videos contain music from artists signed to labels like Sony and Warner, and those labels will issue copyright claims, which will prevent creators from monetizing their videos.

To avoid this, creators such as Danny Gonzalez and Kurtis Conner have begun to replace the music with their own song. Gonzalez and Conner, half-heartedly, sing songs like "In The End" by Linkin Park and "Believer" by Imagine Dragons while playing the corresponding TikTok video on the screen. Both creators explain in their videos why they sing instead of playing the music, and Conner jokes: "I think that makes it better." It's a bit painful to hear it, but ultimately it's a very fun gap in the copyright system that YouTube has to enforce.

The movement effectively allows its videos, which could not be monetized in the past due to a copyright infringement, to finally be monetized. The hope is that major record labels such as Sony Music or Warner Music Group can not claim a copyright infringement, or at least the song does not activate the automated YouTube system to find copyrighted content.

The creators of YouTube have dealt with an exaggerated copyright claim. and demolished for years, prompting debates about fair use policies and monetization. If the owner of the copyrighted content issues a removal notice or claims that a video infringed his copyright, YouTube has to act. That may mean withdrawing a video or sending any money generated by the ads to the owner of the copyright, instead of the creator of the video.

TikTok reaction videos are an interesting case of how copyright claims work on YouTube, and why creators are so frustrated. The TikTok videos include less than 10 seconds of music, however, that may still be enough to receive a copyright claim: in TikTok, the music is licensed by the record labels.

The problem remains that the creators of YouTube are trying to monetize the videos. that include content that they did not create They are not currently associated with Sony or with Warner Music as TikTok. React videos are a big part of YouTube's current culture; People lift trailers of popular movies and film their reactions to what happens on the screen. These videos are typically monetized.

"I have removed the music that belongs to the Warner music group, since I do not intend to make unfair use of their music," wrote the creator Holo FX in the description of a TikTok compilation video. "I'm not claiming to own any of the music played, we're just dancing with it and we use the TikTok app to create this."

The Gonzalez and Conner solution does not just work for TikTok, either. Creators and creators of games have taken the same gap for copyrighted songs to go through the YouTube content identification system. In the following example, the creator The Apekz sings "Let It Go" by Frozen in an attempt to ensure that his video on Kingdom Hearts 3 that includes the song, is not demonetized [19659010] By the time the video ends, he jokes that he hopes his poor song means he will not have copyrights, adding that he does not want to be "forced to sing more songs" just to avoid copyrights. .

Please Note: This content is provided and hosted by a 3rd party server. Sometimes these servers may include advertisements. does not host or upload this material and is not responsible for the content.