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- Apr 5, 2013
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Well they have to answer the appeal so tell me what the results are[DOUBLEPOST=1398767314,1398767209][/DOUBLEPOST]I came to this section on yttalk to ask this same question! they claimed like all of kevin macleoid. (incompetech), and I have a combined of 50,000 views on all my videos that have "The Orchard Music" claims. I submitted an appeal or whatever an I've heard nothing... some random company is STEALING my money. This is very illegal, this company needs to be reported for fraud!
Well like andrew said, they claim royalty free music, music that is user owned, and they even tried to claim the star spangled banner song.Then you know they are a legitimate company in which a majority stake is owned by Sony. If you're familiar with IODA as well, you'll also know that this particular group is responsible for managing a huge amount of digital copyright licenses. If you are then familiar with those two things, it's a pretty short step from there to see how a song from a video game with a licensed soundtrack could in fact be distributed and managed by this group. You can find all of the anecdotal evidence that you like, but the fact of the matter is that when a huge company like this claims to own/manage a piece of content, it is only one of two possibilities. Either they do own/manage that content, or a mistake has been made. Neither of those two concepts falls under the terminology of illegitimate company or scam.
If you genuinely believe that you have the rights to use that song, then you go through and fight it. Personally, I'm not sure you do have the rights to use it. Valve has given monetization permission, but without knowing what their license agreement for the song Still Alive looks like, we have no idea whether they're even permitted to give you music permission. This is especially true since I suspect strongly that Jonathan Coulton probably still owns the song and licensed it out to Sony for distribution. I doubt very strongly that Valve even owns it.