YouTube sends me an email

Over the last 4 days I have got 2 emails from YouTube, I do get them often saying someone has commented on your video, most of the time its good things and every now and then its check out this web site for hot girls but the last 2 emails have been something different. In a nut shell the email tells me that some record company have noticed that I’m using a song that I don’t have the right to use, which is true. I would like to point out that I have bought the track on CD or download and only use the track for my own personal videos and not to gain any money at all, well as I start to read the email I was convinced by the end my video would be removed and that would be the end but this seems not to be the case, they will let me keep my video online but it will now be accompanied with a advert, I’m not quite sure what this advert will be, but they will also keep an eye on how many views my video gets, I think if it gets hundreds of thousands it would be removed but I don’t think there is much chance of this.

Dear YouTube Member:

UMG has claimed some or all of the audio content in your video XXXXXXXXXXXXX. This claim was made as part of the YouTube Content Identification programme.

Your video is still live because UMG has authorised the use of this content on YouTube. As long as UMG has a claim on your video, they will receive public statistics about your video, such as number of views. Viewers may also see advertising on your video’s page.

Claim Details:

Copyright owner:


Content claimed:

Some or all of the audio content


Allow this content to remain on YouTube.

  • Place advertisements on this video’s watch page.

Applies to these locations:

UMG claimed this content as a part of the YouTube Content Identification programme. YouTube allows partners to review YouTube videos for content to which they own the rights. Partners may use our automated video/audio matching system to identify their content, or they may manually review videos.

If you believe that this claim was made in error, or that you are otherwise authorised to use the content at issue, you can dispute this claim with UMG and view other options in the Video ID Matches section of your YouTube account. Please note that YouTube does not mediate copyright disputes between YouTube owners. Learn more about video identification disputes.

The YouTube Content Identification Team

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