September 21, 2015

Juan Candi

iMovie Theme Music

Juan Candi has claim the popular xFFFDPlaytimexFFFD audio clip that is included with ApplexFFFDs iMovie. Apple includes 8 different Theme Musics with every iMovie installation. The 'Playtime' audio clips is very popular and used by thousands of iMovie enthusiasts. Chances are if you played with iMovie, you used the clip.

Today when I went to published a video clip that contain the xFFFDPlaytimexFFFD song as a background, YouTube mark the content as copyright material. Apparently this is part of Juan Candi music used in the recording titled Veterani.

I am unable to find any such artist or song on Google, Amazon or in the iTunes store. Does this artist even exist? The claimant to this copyright is Audiam - which sole purpose is to allow artist to monetize their music on YouTube.

To me it seems weird that any artist would be concern their music being used only in YouTube. I guess the thought process goes like this;Sure steal my song for your car commercial...but how dare you use it on YouTube as trivial background music.

All is good because according to Apple's iMovie Software License Agreement (Section C) you have the right to use the music:

You may use the Apple and third party audio content (xFFFDAudio ContentxFFFD), contained in or otherwise included with the Apple Software, on a royalty-free basis, to create your own original soundtracks for your video and audio projects. You may broadcast and/or distribute your own soundtracks that were created using the Audio Content, however, individual samples, sound sets, or audio content may not be commercially or otherwise distributed on a standalone basis, nor may they be repackaged in whole or in part as audio samples, sound files, sound effects or music beds.

Turns out that this isn't the first time this has happened. So fear not, it's only a matter of time before Google will fix the issue and remove the copyright violation.

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