The creators of YouTube and Tvitch streamers perform terrible a capella cover of popular songs in hilarious attempts to bypass the YouTube copyright system of copyright infringement.
In the last few months, YouTube's creators have encountered copyright problems while making TikTok videos, collecting short TikTok images and reacting or commenting on them. But these TikTok video content includes music from artists signed on labels such as Sony and Varner, and these labels will issue copyright claims, preventing creators from earning their videos.
To circumvent this, creators such as Danny Gonzalez and Kurtis Conner began to replace music with their own singing. Gonzalez and Conner are half-hearted singing songs like "In The End" Linkin Park and "Imagine Dragons" "Veronica", while the corresponding TikTok video is displayed on the screen. Both creators explain in their videos why they sing instead of playing music, and Conner laughs: "I think it's better." It's a little painful to hear, but ultimately a very fun hole in the copyright system that IouTube has to implement.
This move allows their videos that have not been monetized for copyright infringement in the past to be monetized. We hope that large labels such as Sony Music or Varner Music Group can not claim copyright infringement, or at least the singing will not trigger an IouTube automatic system for finding content protected by copyright.
For many years, IUTube creators have dealt with excessive copyright infringement and cancellation of lawsuits, prompting discussions about fair use and monetization rules. If the owner of copyright-protected content issues a disclaimer or claims that the video violated their copyright, IouTube must act. This can mean lowering the video or sending any money from an advertisement to the copyright owner, instead of the video author.
TikTok's video reactions are an interesting case of copyright claimed on YouTube – and why the creators are so frustrated. TikTok videos include less than 10 seconds of music, but this can still be enough to receive copyrights – on TikTok itself, music is licensed on all labels.
The problem remains that IUBT creators are trying to capture videos that contain content that they did not create. They are not in partnership with Soni or Varner Music, such as TikTok currently. Video responses are a major part of the current YouTube culture; people pick up popular movie trailers and record their reactions to what's happening on the screen. These videos are usually monetized.
"I removed the music that the Varner music group owns because I do not intend to use their music", wrote Holo FKS in the description of TikTok compilation video. "I do not claim to own some music. We simply dance and use the TikTok application to create it. "
Gonzalez and Conner did not just go around TikTok. Game creators and gambling gamblers have taken the same hole in the law to get copyrighted songs over the IUTube Content Identification System. In the example below, the creator Apekz sings "Let It Go" from Frozen in an attempt to secure his video Kingdom Hearts 3, which includes a song, does not get demonetization.
As the video ends, he jokes that he hopes his bad singing will mean he will not be protected by copyright, adding he does not want to be "forced to sing more songs" just to avoid copyright.