Congrats, dude! Gareth has been an invaluable resource for all of us here on AJ and I personally appreciate his contributions to the forums very much. Nice golden milestone!
Sweet lookin’ gold paw there, Gareth. Congrats on that!
According to AJ rules an exclusive author can’t put his music out without watermark, but his clients can. So, what’s the problem?
This is an unlicensed version lifted from the original Comic Con video. Even if it were licensed, the music needs to be part of another project and not presented as a stand-alone music track. In this case it is the stand-alone music track that is being presented.
People make you a free PR and you file reports against them? Please explain me the logic here.
Here’s the logic: This video was created simply to syphon traffic away from my videos. The owner of the page does not generate subscribers and viewers on his own. People that found his video discovered my music through the Comic Con video and did a YouTube search. His sexy woman image perhaps grabs more attention than my image and thus accumulates views faster than my video.
People who like the Comic Con video and are looking for the song by doing a YouTube search should be coming directly to my YouTube video. I should be getting referrals for those listeners and not have my views diluted by a questionable tactic.
Well, my kind email request to take the video down has been rejected so I filled out the YouTube copyright form. I guess that’s the way it has to be done.
Well, I didn’t sleep on it.
I just sent out very kind emails that expressed appreciation towards them for wanting to share my music, but requested that their videos be taken down due to the AJ licensing rules requiring the music to be a part of another stand-alone project, not one that exists simply to promote the music itself.
Thanks for the responses, guys. I think I’ll follow Tim’s advice on this. I don’t want to rush in with too big of a stick in case this is just an innocent misunderstanding by some folks who simply like the song. I’ll sleep on it tonight and either contact them directly tomorrow or proceed with the DMCA thing.
It is especially frustrating that all the new ways to listen to my song on YouTube do not have the AJ watermark. Only my video does, making it perhaps the least desirable way to listen to the song.