Collateral Damage: Ambient Noise that leads to a YouTube Copyright Claim (February 23, 2019)


During yesterday’s Big Bad Wolf Book Sale 2019 (BBWBS 2019) excursion, an effort was made to produce a Vlog (Video Blog or Video log) with the intention of resurrecting my Tedi31 YouTube channel which has been dormant for several months now.  Truly, social media management is a full-time job in itself as documentation, editing, and uploading all take a considerable amount of time.  Time that–if we are truly honest with ourselves–would be best spent on other endeavours.

So, unlike past practices wherein I would only work with large blocks of videos that most likely will never see the light of day, I decided to take a different approach and splice together shorter videos and augment them with photos instead.

Uploading to YouTube

However, much to my dismay, a YouTube program that flags possible copyright claims–which to my understanding basically means that you are “free to post” your video but are unable to “monetize it” [not like I have any immediate plans to do so]–considered my Vlog to fall under this category.  Needless to say, I was bummed.  The “copyright” issue most likely happened when I was looking through the graphic novels section of the Big Bad Wolf sale.  A speaker was blaring music directly behind me–half of which I could hardly make out.

Now, YouTube suggests that I edit and re-upload the video to work around this inconvenience but I’ve already spent enough time on this thing as it is.


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