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YouTube suspended me!

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Ken Whisler, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. Ken Whisler

    Ken Whisler Member

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    ...and I do not have a clue as to why.

    I did appeal, and they responded by upholding the suspension.

    I had 3 videos. All 3 contained nothing more than myself playing my own classical guitars. None of the videos had more than 150 views. I had 3 subscribers and a total of 3 comments. They did not and will not say what exactly my videos contained that warranted a suspension.

    I don't get it.
     
  2. tiktok

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    What music were you playing in those videos?
     
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  3. TL;DR

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    Did you leave sketchy comments on other videos?!?
    I assume not, and that it’s a case of mistaken identity.
     
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    Just give them some time to mullet over.
     
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    What were you wearing?
     
  7. Billy Moss

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    Right!
     
  8. Ken Whisler

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    The first video was me noodling around the melody/changes of Metheny's "Last Train Home" on a 640mm scale coco/cedar I built in January. I never mentioned the song by name in the title or description. It had been up for some time without a problem. You don't think Pat stumbled on it and reported me, do you?

    The other two: one a bit of chord improvising at the initial stringing of a guitar I built in March and the second was my arrangement of Wild Mountain Thyme on the same guitar, which is in the public domain.

    Some 7 years ago, I put my arrangement of Morning Has Broken up on YouTube, and they zapped it for copyright violation. Turns out that the melody is in public domain, just as I had thought, but I had worked out Rick Wakeman's piano intro on solo guitar. And it was close enough to trigger YT's bots. And that intro, as it turned out, is the property of BMI.

    If it is a copyright thing, copyright laws and fair use and the zillions of ways YT vloggers skirt those rules is dizzying to me.

    I guess if I really want to get serious about vlogging, I should keep the content either original or public domain.
     
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  9. Ken Whisler

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    khakis
     
  10. Killed_by_Death

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    Are you Jake, from State Farm?

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    You are obviously a danger :mmm
     
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  12. Ken Whisler

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    Now that you mention it....

    I made an album back in 2013 that is still up on CDBabay, Amazon, and iTunes. Since so few people buy cd's or downloads these days, and given that my own project was very personal, appealed to a niche within a niche within a niche, and only made me $72.81, I conceded to just stream the thing freely and everywhere. It was already on Spotify, and I was going to load them up on my YT channel with pictures of my work in the videos. That was when I discovered that a gent with a name very similar to my own had my entire album up on his channel. I didn't get mad about it or anything....it just looked kind of misleading, the way it displayed on his playlist could be interpreted as he was the artist, not me. Even though I have not actually sold many copies of that album, it has been instrumental in promoting my other work as a luthier and as a music minister. And I wanted to expand on that on the YT platform. So I commented on this gents channel on a video playing my music, "Not really a big deal, but how did my music get uploaded on your channel?" Then I went to bed. Then I woke up to the email from YT. FWIW, the playlist of my music on this gents channel was taken down. I meant the dude no ill will, I was hoping for a short chat and we could work it out. Maybe I should have reached out to him via his webpage.
     
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  13. Ken Whisler

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    Can't hide nothing here. ;)
     
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    Tangent: this seems to be becoming more common with algorithms/bots gathering data, choosing paths, and taking action. I tried to sell a desk on FB Marketplace and my ad was rejected becaue it violated FB rules. No explanation. I read the rules, had absolutely no idea how it could have violated them, clicked a button for their "appeal" process, was rejected again, and that was the end of it. There seems to be no path to appeal.

    I honestly don't think it's alarmist to view this sort of thing as a disturbing trend.
     
  15. Ken Whisler

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    Yeah, but I can't name them here. They were from the Underground Album :roll
     
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    Were you playing a Gibson?:)
     
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    I had a track of mine get pulled once because the AI filters thought it was some completely unrelated classical recording.
     
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    :D:cool::D
     
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  19. Ken Whisler

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    No, but a running joke in luthier circles is Gibson wants to patent bookmatched flame maple...
     
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    Those guys would patent their underwear if they thought they could make money doing it.
     
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