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Uploaded on Dec 3, 2011

Episode 49: I got ANOTHER "Third Party Content" match on YouTube from The Orchard Music.

This ends here.

MANY YouTube users have had problems with Orchard Music making false copyright claims to music on their videos. If you are one of them, here's how you can get in touch with them:

New York/USA Headquarters
The Orchard
23 E. 4th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
ph: 212 201 9280
fax: 212 201 9203
http://www.theorchard.com
ugc-affairs@theorchard.com

I sent the following email to Orchard Music when this episode aired:

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The Orchard Music previously had copyright disputes against the following episodes of my YouTube series, The Pedaling Prince's Podium:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8cWZe...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpYYut...

The first was misidentified at "Beautiful Morning" by Lovers Wedding Band; it was actually "Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G, Movement I (Allegro), BWV 1049" performed by Kevin Macleod. The second was misidentified as "La novena maravilla del mundo: los ingresos pasivos" by Raimon Samsó; it was actually "Broadcast News Long" which is included with Apple's GarageBand.

I attempted to dispute the first claim through YouTube; you ostensibly reviewed the episode and still maintained that the music was yours despite the clearly stated Creative Commons license in the episode's end credits. On the second claim I threatened to air an exposé of The Orchard Music; ONLY THEN were the claims removed.

I am aware that you have been subject to multiple copyright disputes on YouTube of late where you insist on taking credit for music that does not belong to you, in some cases laying claim to music on which the UPLOADER THEMSELVES holds the copyright:

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p...
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p...

In light of that, in the hope that I might help others whom you have done this to, I decided to air my exposé anyway:

http://youtu.be/SYXbK4OKxq0

This past Tuesday, you had another third party content claim against THIS episode of my series:

http://youtu.be/zoN-ds38ezw

Once again, this music is NOT YOURS; it's KEVIN MacLEOD's "SHINY TECH." I even talk about this in the intro to the video, which you'd know if you'd reviewed it; thus far my dispute is still awaiting your review.

Frankly, I'm fed up with Orchard Music's obvious scam. There are too many "false positives" being generated by Orchard Music to be coincidence; the only way this could happen is if Orchard Music deliberately, with full foreknowledge and intent, filed all this public domain and royalty free music with YouTube for automatic ID scanning falsely claiming it.

So this is my response:

http://youtu.be/H2vpkGfCqY4

Please feel free to contact me with any comments or questions, but be advised that any correspondence received by Pedaling Prince Pictures from The Orchard Music or any of its representatives and/or affiliates becomes the property of Pedaling Prince Pictures and may be used for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting.

John A. Ardelli
Pedaling Prince Pictures
http://www.youtube.com/user/PedalingP...
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For information on the excellent library of Creative Commons Royalty Free music offered by composer Kevin MacLeod (whose work is heavily represented on The Podium):

http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/

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