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    2018-09-19
  • 9121
    completed the game with Haohmaru on Easy difficulty. The final boss, Mizuki, is very unfair. It took me almost 2 hours, but I got through the game. On easy difficulty.
  • 9124
    DON'T SAY. MORE...I DEDICATE MYSELF TO THE SWORD WORLD.
  • 2018-09-21
  • 9129
    This is an interesting situation: I got a copyright claim for the 'Haohmaru' video, starting at 1:49:06, which is the title sequence. The copyright claim is that the music is sampled from the track 'Bishamon' by Swiss rapper Milchmaa. Listening to the track, it is clearly the same music, but of course, since Samurai Shodown II is a game from 1994 and 'Bishamon' is from 2007, Milchmaa obviously sampled from the game, not the other way around. Now, I don't have monetization enabled on my channel (since my videos usually have around 20 views, that would be dumb), but I decided to press the 'File a dispute' button for the copyright claim on principle because this claim made no sense, and I explained the simple facts of the track being from 2007 and the game being from 1994 in the message accompanying the dispute. Today I got a mail from YouTube about the claim, stating: 'After reviewing your dispute, Believe Music [the copyright holder, I assume] has decided that their copyright claim is still valid.' which clearly shows that noone actually looked into anything regarding the video. Doing a YouTube search for Samurai Shodown II, several videos have the same copyright claim on it. Now, there is an 'Appeal rejected dispute' button, but I'm hesitant to press it, because of this description: 'Are you sure you want to appeal? You must provide your contact information to the claimant. Claim will be released: This lets you use the copyrighted material in your video. Video will be taken down: The claimant can ask us to remove your video from YouTube, and you’ll end up with a copyright strike.' A copyright strike is a three-strikes-and-you're-out system, and in this case, 'out' means that my account can be terminated, all uploaded videos removed, and I'm banned from creating any new channels. Not exactly an easy choice to press that button.
  • 9130
    I don't care much about that video, but it does nag me that Believe Music can potentially make illegitimate advertising money on every Samurai Shodown II video on YouTube, and all you can do is to risk getting a copyright strike for attempting removing the copyright claim on your video. The problem will remain for any future video of this game.
  • 9131
    After reading a blog post from another person who had trouble with Believe Music, I decided to contact Believe Music directly, using a form on their website. I wrote the following:
    I got a copyright claim for the linked video, starting at 1:49:06. The copyright claim is that the music is sampled from the track 'Bishamon' by Swiss rapper Milchmaa. Listening to the track, it is clearly the same music, but since Samurai Shodown II is a game from 1994 and 'Bishamon' is from 2007, Milchmaa obviously sampled from the game, not the other way around. I pressed the YouTube 'File a dispute' button for the copyright claim on principle because this claim made no sense, and I explained the simple facts of the track being from 2007 and the game being from 1994 in the message accompanying the dispute. Today I got a mail from YouTube about the claim, stating: 'After reviewing your dispute, Believe Music has decided that their copyright claim is still valid.' I don't know if this was some sort of an automated response, but it seems unlikely that Believe Music would own the rights for the soundtrack to the 1994 SNK game. Doing a YouTube search for Samurai Shodown II, several videos have the same copyright claim by Believe Music on it, and all of them would appear to be illegitimate. Since I can't post the form without ticking the box that I'm the copyright holder for the music, *which I'm certainly not*, I decided to still tick it to be able to contact you. I hope you guys are flexible enough to still deal with this issue, and I think you should remove the box to avoid scaring away other fair disputes from people like me.
  • 9132
    There is quite a lot of talk about Believe Music and copyright claims on reddit. It seems they are claiming a lot of music belongs to them.