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US Elections 2016: Copyright Claim Imposed On Presidential Campaign Video of Rand Paul

US Elections 2016: Copyright Claim Imposed On Presidential Campaign Video of Rand Paul
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US Elections 2016: Copyright Claim Imposed On Presidential Campaign Video of Rand Paul

Rand Paul

Image from Flickr by Michael Vadon

The presidential campaign video of Rand Paul has been blocked by YouTube due to a copyright claim from Warner Music Group (WMG), as tweeted by Vox’s Andrew Prokop.

According to Business Insider on Tuesday, Paul started his presidential announcement with “Shuttin’ Detroit Down.” John Rich’s anti-Wall Street song about a blue-collar auto factory worker who gets sacked while the government is bailing bankers.

Rich expresses in his country song, “Cause in the real world they’re shutting Detroit down, while the boss man takes his bonus pay and jets on out of town and DC’s bailing out them bankers as the farmers auction ground.

“Yeah while they’re living it up on Wall Street in that New York City town, Here in the real world they’re shuttin’ Detroit down.”

Paul was quoted saying in a clip, “No politician in Washington will decide who will get the money.

“What Detroit needs to thrive is not Washington’s domineering hand, but freedom from big government’s mastery. To thrive, Detroit needs less government and more freedom.”

YouTube’s Content ID system checks any submitted video or music against a database of copyrighted material. If the content in the material in some way matches the one posted by the owner of the copyright, a content ID claim is issued.

Copyright owners can block the video – or choose to mute it, if the material contains music – from being used further. Ordinarily, these owners let users play their content in exchange for posting advertisements on their videos.

A YouTube spokesperson was quoted in The Washington Post, saying, “YouTube’s Content ID technology gives rightsholders control of their content on YouTube. If a user believes their video was claimed in error, they can dispute the Content ID claim.”

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