Beware of fake copyright claims by Believe Music on YouTube
It has recently come to our attention that many people have received fake and malicious YouTube copyright claims from Believe Music on their videos over the years. Many have suspected that Believe Music are “copyright trolls” who take advantage of the the YouTube copyright claim system.
We found out that these claims are absolutely true. Believe Music has been taking advantage of YouTube and the easy-to-file copyright claims in order to target unsuspecting YouTube users, gain traffic through their videos, and place advertisements on their videos.
Believe Music is known to file a fake YouTube copyright claim stating that audio on a victim’s video is “monetized by copyright owner.” This means that Believe Music will be able to list whatever song they fraudulently claim has been infringed on the victim’s YouTube video. Believe Music will also be able to display their own YouTube advertisements, make money off the YouTube video, and garnish traffic for heir own YouTube videos off the victim’s YouTube video. This will also restrict the YouTube account user from displaying their own ads on their own videos.
In short, Believe Music is filing fake audio copyright claims on videos. They fraudulently state that the video contains their music and steal website traffic and revenue from the victim.
The Believe Music scam has been going on for many years and there are several ways around it. One way to fight the fake Believe Music copyright claim on YouTube is to “file a dispute.”
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How to file a dispute against Believe Music
To file a dispute against Believe Music you will need to log into your YouTube account and go to the video manager. In the video manager, click Copyright Notices on the sidebar and click “Matched third party content” (or other) on the video with the fraudulent Believe Music copyright claim.