YouTube's copyright system is broken

  • Published on May 19, 2019
  • Warner Chappell have copyright claimed 25% of my content in 2 hours and there isn't much I can do about it.
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  • Mumbo Jumbo
    Mumbo Jumbo  29 days ago +5430

    UPDATE (as taken from my twitter)

    Things are a bit muddy.
    - I do have written permission from the artist to use the claimed song.
    - However; the song uses a sample that has been picked up by Warners content ID bot. So I am being claimed for a sample, not the song.

    I'm still hoping we can resolve this.
    And take this as a lesson from me:
    Not only should you ensure you have complete rights to the music you are using for your videos, but also ensure that you ask about any samples that have been used. Otherwise you could end up in this situation (And you wouldn't want that).
    Will do a video on Tuesday explaining. I am taking a day off tomorrow!

  • Christian Bataller
    Christian Bataller 2 hours ago

    make them continue building and restocking sahara so that they know what they are claiming

  • MGTay WildYT
    MGTay WildYT 9 hours ago

    If the system only got updated recently then why not only look through the videos that were created past the update date? I think this is what it is anyway???? I dk

  • Frahd Chikun
    Frahd Chikun 16 hours ago

    At first I thought something was up when I noticed completely unrelated videos in my recommended section when watching some videos (i.e. I could be watching stream highlights from a streamer meant for 18+ viewers, and the videos in the recommendation section could be Kid Toys videos from a bunch of foreign users who don't speak English, never touched those videos in my life), but now that I see that this copyright system has flaws, RUclip and maybe even Google really need to fix this algorithm. It clearly isn't working at all. Only thing that it does help is finding a video from many years back that suddenly gets a large influx of views, which causes it to appear in my recommended section on the home page. Everything else needs to be looked at a bit more.

  • the nope maestro
    the nope maestro 17 hours ago

    RUclip needs to nerf companies and buff youtubers

  • singlehouse studios
    singlehouse studios 20 hours ago

    I want to kill youtube 😢😭😢😭😢😭😢

  • IsminiStav
    IsminiStav Day ago +1

    You forgot to mention that they wait the whole 30 days and then deny it anyway and get all the revenue

  • RagingPotato125
    RagingPotato125 Day ago

    The movie industry owns those black bars. The movie industry now owns your video.

  • Exonerate Fate
    Exonerate Fate Day ago

    Yea, its called war. And they are weaponizing your ignorance to legal speak. Words defined in some english dictionary will be useless to you. Get yourself a law dictionary or visit a library. Peace be with you.

  • Exonerate Fate
    Exonerate Fate Day ago

    File harassment charges

  • Dixuś
    Dixuś Day ago

    I have the same problem ;-;

  • John Paul Recio
    John Paul Recio 2 days ago

    Because of this copystrike on some of your videos your intro was gone

  • Deominedash
    Deominedash 2 days ago +1

    Mumbo jumbo “this is what i do for a living, this is how i earn money”
    RUclip “im about to end this mans whole career”

  • R Speckles
    R Speckles 2 days ago +1

    Innocent Minecraft RUclipr who makes nothing but the utmost family friendly content: exists
    RUclip: *YOU HAVE MADE AN EGREGIOUS CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY OF THE UTMOST SEVERITY! FOR YOUR INSOLENT ACTIONS, YOU MUST PAY WITH YOUR BLOOD! WATCH AS YOUR LIVELIHOOD CRUMBLES BEFORE YOU AND ALL YOU HAVE WORKED FOR IS DESTROYED! YOUR FOOLISH ACTIONS MUST BE PUNISHED AND NO MERCY SHALL BE SPARED!* if you have any complaints, please take it up with our support team and we possibly might maybe have a somewhat acceptable compromise after a minimum of 30 business days (maybe).
    P.S.S. We have your home address and the identities of all your closest of kin.
    Have a nice day!
    Sincerely, the RUclip team

  • DarthHater 9045
    DarthHater 9045 2 days ago +1

    Mumbo uses an iPhone ?!? Last time I checked he did a review for the Pixel 2

  • Lunium 5
    Lunium 5 2 days ago

    Good looking man !?

    PHILLIP PHAM 2 days ago

    I found so many people get away with uploading a movie without copyright. So it’s not fair that my video gets taken down.

  • Stefon Diggs
    Stefon Diggs 2 days ago +1


  • Golden Vids
    Golden Vids 2 days ago

    Like to fire Susan

  • Thejas Anoop
    Thejas Anoop 3 days ago

    Same thing happened to TheFatRat...

  • Scott Jensen
    Scott Jensen 4 days ago

    Don't these big companies make enough money already, this just shows how much these guys want money

  • sodanor
    sodanor 4 days ago

    RUclip is trash. They make millions but cant take care of their creators.

  • Divergence
    Divergence 5 days ago

    A smaller company tried to claim one of my new reaction style videos. Even though it only has 200 views. A bs made up company and the owner is 343 Studios a big Microsoft studio. I think I got confidence I will win. >_< I think false ones like that are ludicrous.

  • Naima
    Naima 5 days ago

    I wish they would get a fine for making a faulty dispute so then they could get 400 fines

  • Fin Fraser
    Fin Fraser 5 days ago

    I have a video on my channel of a tribute show I was at claimed by the same arseholes and there is no copyright content in it. It is a live AC/DC tribute with no studio clips just the songs Bonny, Highway to Hell and For Those About to Rock. And yes those songs are copyrighted but Warner Chappel has no right over them. The record is under George Young and Harry Vanda not bloody dimwits at this company just saying "hey, that's music I think we own that"

  • zak henderson
    zak henderson 6 days ago

    Im glad i dont have enough subs to get claimed i think

  • War Inc.
    War Inc. 6 days ago

    There should be a penalty for anyone who wrongly claims someone else's stuff and against RUclip for allowing it. Something needs to be done about RUclip. They are starting to turn into a crappy website. Automated strikes, banning those whose views are different from theirs, demonetizing on ridiculous grounds and more asinine things. If I had to talent and money I would make a new website to contend with RUclip. Google however, sees no problems with the way things are run.

  • Graham Lang
    Graham Lang 6 days ago +1

    NO FAIR!!!!!!!!

  • King Ross
    King Ross 7 days ago

    There is a guy at a desk somewhere handwriting all these copyright claim emails...I hope. Otherwise this fantasy is dead.

  • The BluePigGaming
    The BluePigGaming 7 days ago


  • DSI - Films
    DSI - Films 7 days ago

    Simple head:

    Song in video
    Song is able to be in video with licensed paper
    Song transformed differently
    but song is still in video
    Song can be in video, and is in video

    Step 1 of 1 complete

    We wish you the best of luck, plus your ads are great, I enjoy them, We admire, and love you and your content. RUclip, fix yourself. Have a good day.

  • Ben Jackson
    Ben Jackson 7 days ago

    Sorry bit late, but this sucks. hope you get it sorted dude.

  • UpHigherMusic
    UpHigherMusic 8 days ago

    Please get Patreon

  • Alektorophobic Carrot

    How it works summed up on my knowledge:
    People can have 1 singular video similar to a small part of any video, allowing them to manually or over ai copyright claim a video (or if they are a dick they can strike it, but that makes them no free money) and a big company can literally turn a channel into a money slave for no reason, Even if you can prove that they are placing a claim on something they don't even own. Unless you call in RUclip itself, trying to remove them me of these claims will send a request TO THE PEOPLE THAT PLACED THE CLAIM asking to have it removed, they are given 2 options, remove the claim or not.... is that even a question? The Defendant is also Judge AND Jury in a case. Unless you can find enough heart in a person soulless enough to be doing this anyways, your gonna need RUclip which takes AN ENTIRE MONTH for this, and it's literally the most broken fucking garbage. Who says "Hey lets make it easier on ourselves dealing with copyright allowing companies to just instantly place a claim, then having a small quick AI check if it's related, putting it on hold, if they want it removed, they can just send it to the company, have them look over it, and review if they made a false claim. What could go wrong?"
    In conclusion, RUclip headquarters are bitch ass motherfuckers who don't understand what taking advantage over a broken system is. So never use a song that has some degree of copyright for now, even if you have an agreement to use them, some false company that made a song similar can steal your entire life income for some quick pocket change, taking up to several months to fix.
    Edit: a potential fix to this could be to have the owner of the song confront what source material the claimer is using depending on if they ripped that song to rip everyone that has it for free money out of literally everyone because they are a fucking soulless piece of shit that has no sympathy or empathy towards others (sorry it's just way too many of the channels I follow are suffering from this oversight)
    Also in the progress RUclip could maybe add a fee for proven false claims (by themselves to prevent people from in the request to remove the claim ask themselves if they want to pay money for having to steal money, or if anything have them select that option to help preventing this mess altogether and fix this fucking garbage.)
    Basically just sue this "company" in real life and not RUclip I mean REAL FUCKING LIFE HERE.
    You literally can sue them, for actually even more than the amount they are stealing, also since it's mainly this specific company doing this confront RUclip and have them destroy this company since they are ILLEGALLY abusing a copyright system to steal money and maybe even steal their life back in the process, along with many others who have suffered from them. And get RUclip to fix this immediately it's been going on for over a year now so for the love of God, just fix it RUclip for fuck sake.
    Man I went a bit over the top with this... I guess "article"
    Other Edit: Oh, also Disney copyright claimed someone's (I forgot) video for Bach music, after attempting to have them remove it they replied "We own Bach"
    This is illegal so fix this RUclip
    And yes, I know I am repetitive, it's just so many things are wrong with this.

  • idot.
    idot. 8 days ago +4

    Random Guy: let’s take a percentage of this guy’s money
    RUclip: okay
    Mumbo: *releases copyright video*
    RUclip: hey! let’s put this #12 on trending!!

  • KAOKrusher
    KAOKrusher 8 days ago


  • Train
    Train 8 days ago

    1800 claims wow the fuck.

  • Alicia Horton
    Alicia Horton 9 days ago

    I saw this in asshole designs and i must say i didnt beleive it at first but then i looked this up and i must say....

    This REALLY IS asshole design

  • YTFanboys2
    YTFanboys2 9 days ago

    hello... *3 seconds later* UMG has blocked this video

  • William Jonathan
    William Jonathan 9 days ago

    Its time for a crusade

  • StaffTroll
    StaffTroll 10 days ago +1

    Where is the mustache?

  • Yonakuni
    Yonakuni 10 days ago

    They just want your money. They know you're a big YTber and is making good money. They want their cut. Assholes, these corporations.

  • Nik Joseph
    Nik Joseph 10 days ago

    That was my jam T-T

  • George The Duck
    George The Duck 10 days ago +1

    Warnerchapell: I see a face in the video!! RUclip is that claimable?
    RUclip: Idk

  • Kotonoha Loses Many Brain Cells

    Hello, as you might not know, I am from a different world than Minecraft. But I came here for the sake of Warner Chappell, and many others. They've claimed a lot.

  • Foofer Bob
    Foofer Bob 11 days ago

    So they have no standing to complain in the first place?

  • Pineapple Whatever
    Pineapple Whatever 11 days ago

    They also tried to claim Rusb 🅱️ by sheet music boss

  • german199denuevo
    german199denuevo 11 days ago

    RUclip is dead/broke since they don't need to manual verify if the claimed content is really of them. Luckly there are alternatives to this shit site.

  • Edant
    Edant 11 days ago

    in the meantime you should do what theoriginalace does which is copyright your own content

  • teMmIE #0 better than #1

    Go home RUclip, your drunk!

  • HeyyItzTrish
    HeyyItzTrish 11 days ago

    Haters will say it's copyright is broken

  • Hannah Foster
    Hannah Foster 12 days ago

    I know it's not that bad anymore but still it's like RUclip stopped caring about it's people the very people that have helped them they hurt

  • Hannah Foster
    Hannah Foster 12 days ago

    There are literally fucking worse things on RUclip but nah let's ruin this man's whole everything he's worked for

  • 14104 x1
    14104 x1 12 days ago

    I think youtube's redstone placement needs an overhaul

  • Leandro Ebner
    Leandro Ebner 12 days ago

    RUclip: *I'm going to end this man's hole career...*

  • Gengar
    Gengar 12 days ago

    well, that makes my blood boil.
    it is literally red hot right now.
    and i feel like i am going to explode.

    "yeah bois he did nothing wrong but as YT is s**t we will strike this lad MumboJumbo and take 8% off his video revenue on 400 vids and he won't be able to do anything for 2 whole days, and we will get some of that sweet money"

  • Warrainty
    Warrainty 12 days ago

    lets get fs in the chat

  • pilot tzn
    pilot tzn 13 days ago

    I know I'm not the first one to say this, but:
    Saying that system is biased has just earned my "understatement of the century" award.
    400+ false claims --> no problem!
    3 false rebuttals --> you're out, "liar!"
    How did no one at RUclip notice the impending catastrophe?!?!?
    Copyright claims and rebuttals should follow the same policy. Three strikes out of potantially hundreds of thousands of videos seems a bit unforgiving as well, especially when you have to wait a month to even know if you did the first one correctly. A percentage rule would make MUCH more sense.
    Also, what ever happened to innocent until proven guilty? Where have we ever seen that before, besides virtually every democratic government ever?
    (begin sarcasm)
    Clearly such a widespread, long-established system must be broken.
    (end sarcasm)
    Seriously, RUclip, investigate the copyright claims before threatening videos, because
    (begin sarcasm)
    every copyright claim is honest.
    (end sarcasm)

    Should I boycott RUclip or stay to support wrongly-accused creators like Mumbo?

  • Kisal Amarasinghe
    Kisal Amarasinghe 13 days ago

    What the actual fuck 😪 i no longer play minceraft but i still love to watch his creative videos.

    DOOMSHROOM 13 days ago +3

    Susan Wojcicki:
    We're taking the YOU out of RUclip!

    7SCRATCH6R7 YT 13 days ago

    Reddit is the place to know stuff

  • Simon Hej
    Simon Hej 13 days ago +1

    Fuck thoes guys

  • The Stranger
    The Stranger 13 days ago

    Because of u understood redstone

  • The Stranger
    The Stranger 13 days ago

    I feel sorry for u

  • Philly_Jawn
    Philly_Jawn 13 days ago

    The irony of this is that you are a BIG channel. Now image the types of bullshit small (sub 1 mil) have to go through.

    KOEHLTRAIN 13 days ago

    Oh my God I shouldn't have watched this. I've seen your face. My life is ruined 😂🤣

  • Someone Usually
    Someone Usually 13 days ago +2

    geez RUclip just leave RUcliprs alone!
    Edit:innocent youtubers........

  • Ryan Whiteside
    Ryan Whiteside 13 days ago

    you have the support of the 9yo army

  • The semi - Nerd
    The semi - Nerd 13 days ago

    That's why there is no intros and outros on his videos....
    I thought something went wrong with my device
    I hope the situation comes becomes better

  • Mais Um Usuario do google

    Mumbo jumbo is without a mustache, this is very serious

  • Pizzatc 0
    Pizzatc 0 14 days ago

    File a law suit and get a lawyer

  • Gabe Sanderes
    Gabe Sanderes 14 days ago

    I mean... you could make a re-make of your intro in note blocks. That would be cool, may not work though.
    Besides my joking, love your vids and hope that you sort it all out. I will do all that I can do to help!

  • Faliaxa The Boi
    Faliaxa The Boi 14 days ago +1


  • Humble3dore
    Humble3dore 14 days ago

    New RUclip is fucked. We need the old RUclip back

  • TheNerdyIntrovert
    TheNerdyIntrovert 15 days ago +1

    At one point, Warner Chappel Claimed that they were the owners of the happy birthday tune and were gaining money from it. They had no evidence that they owned the tune in court and now no longer have rights over it. Is jt worth your time to as for proof?

  • Abdulla alshafar
    Abdulla alshafar 15 days ago

    Mumbo, youtube might be low on money and they are trying to avoid that so they let these claims go through so they don't give money to any big content creators.

  • Vaughns Gaming
    Vaughns Gaming 15 days ago +1

    Why not just copyright claim your own videos you split the money

  • SniperKing970
    SniperKing970 15 days ago

    This is like if Jake Paul fell off his roof, his laywers would sue their neighbor who was on vacation in Colorado

  • SniperKing970
    SniperKing970 15 days ago +3

    Just copyright claim warner chapell.

  • Dylan Tandy
    Dylan Tandy 15 days ago

    I am now copyrighting you because I sometimes play Minecraft and listen to music

  • Nerd-Mask
    Nerd-Mask 15 days ago

    Yesterday a video of mine was taken down because it apparently had contents of Warner Chapell. It was a Stream where i played Fallout 76 with commentary. I imagine their bot or whatever recognized a song owned from warner chapell, when it played on the Pip-Boy-Radio in the game. So yeah ... it's frankly not my fault, because Bethesda included that (or these?) songs in that game, and they most likely own a licence for that.
    I don't know how's the situation with that but ... is that even legit? I mean that must mean, they are allowed to claim videos from everyone who uploads videos of that game where their music plays ingame randomly. That's just crazy.
    I mean WTF am i supposed to do to prevent another claim? I'm not allowed to play the ingame-radio or what? Wow what the fuck am i supposed to do then, if i ever plan, to upload GTA Gameplay? Do i have to be afraid, everytime i steal a car and a song plays in the radio?
    That Copyright situation is so f'd up man. I wanna punch a wall, if i just think about the new EU copyright-law that will be realized within the next two years. It will just get worse. We are entering a dark age for the web.

  • ClainBill
    ClainBill 16 days ago +1

    Why did people dislike this ?

  • Vincent Gonzalez
    Vincent Gonzalez 16 days ago

    mumbo, you need a hug and a tea

  • frankrds
    frankrds 16 days ago

    yes it would be FUN what would happen if You sued them for false copyright claim.. maybe the courts would see the error... and then all of a sudden youtube would have to change its claims... its madness i say MADNESS ;)

  • Sex 1st
    Sex 1st 16 days ago +1

  • Naaz Chowdhury
    Naaz Chowdhury 17 days ago

    *We are with you*

  • Nayra Dharma
    Nayra Dharma 17 days ago

    What is going up with RUclip?

  • RazorrBlade
    RazorrBlade 17 days ago

    As a beginning creator, this is a good lesson for me. I never thought i need to check for samples in a song. I feel very bad for you Mumbo, and i don't think i could manage this situation, but i do need to say that youtube's copyright claim system is very much like shit... xD. Good luck with fixing this, and i hope you get everything right! Much love from the netherlands!

  • titylover 68
    titylover 68 18 days ago

    RUclip:ok so
    Company:copyrighting 199192 videos in 2 seconds

  • Lanna Elizabeth
    Lanna Elizabeth 18 days ago

    sorry to hear about that. that sounds really frustrating. but also damn mumbo is fine as hell

  • Surge DoRag
    Surge DoRag 18 days ago +5

    RUclipr: hits 1 million subs
    Warner Chappell: wait, that’s illegal

  • C.Lotus7474
    C.Lotus7474 18 days ago

    Hey Mumbo ive been watching your season 5 Hermitcraft and i know you had to cut the intro bc of the whole warner chaple thing but i just want to let you know you missed a few. im on ep 142 and i noticed there was a few with and most without the intro. I just dont want you to suffer from this stupid thing anymore I hope you see this and it helps!

  • Jack Of The Memes
    Jack Of The Memes 18 days ago

    Out of all the problems with RUclip, this one makes me the most angry.

    • Cool Gamer 9-1-1
      Cool Gamer 9-1-1 17 days ago +1

      Jack Of The Memes I have something that is so crazy planned for YOUTube headquarters it will be put in place soon

  • VoRTeX -_-
    VoRTeX -_- 18 days ago +2

    I thought you have Mustache in Real life 😂

  • Lord Hawkeye
    Lord Hawkeye 18 days ago

    Here's where you're wrong. It's not broken. It's working exactly as intended.

  • Element Bomb
    Element Bomb 18 days ago

    No one expects the copyright inquisition!

  • ReTurd Boiman
    ReTurd Boiman 18 days ago

    Me: sees this
    **20 minutes later**
    Me at Warner Chapel: I hate u u took a chunk of this dudes revenue you demons

  • Sondre Heitmann
    Sondre Heitmann 19 days ago

    Sue them

  • david Johnson
    david Johnson 19 days ago

    One solution to the whole revenue problem is that once a video is claimed, it should be put off to the side until one side has proven that their claim is legitimate, then the money can be sent to whoever wins.

    • ann onn
      ann onn 18 days ago

      That's exactly what happens.
      During the dispute, revenue from the video is held in escrow.
      If the RUclipr appeals successfully, they get the money.

  • Syc holic
    Syc holic 19 days ago

    oh only took you half a decade to realize it.