posting publicly because i get this question often

nerdystuff-and-bookishthings  asked:

Hey, I was just wondering if your comic is live. Is it going to be a webcomic or are you publishing it? Because I saw your Paetron commission and I want more queer pirate ladies. Please give me info about if/where I can read more :)

Hello! Posting your question publicly ‘cause I get this often!

My comic isn’t out yet, neither in physical book form or webcomic! It is planned for it to be published online (first) at some point during this year. I’ll talk about it non-stop so you won’t be able to miss it when it happens :)

Also, I’m taking the opportunity of this ask to say that I’m probably gonna revert back its title “Everett Was Right” to its old one, “Quantum Disaster”. Sorry to everyone who already started a tag!

petitesirene-ytb  asked:

Hello there ! I don't know if you can help me on this but I wondered, how do you guys use music/songs on youtube without getting "copyright infringements"? Is there anyway to know if a song you want to use will be detected by youtube's bots and deleted/blocked? :o Or is it just luck? XD Thank you very much :)

I will reply to this publicly because I get this question so often and it would be easier for me to just have a post that I link people to.

This is much more complicated that what I will make it seem, but I will try to simplify this as well as I can.

Youtube has a “bank/vault” filled with copyrighted material, and whenever a new video is uploaded Youtube “scans” the video and looks for matches in the vault. If there is a match (in this case a copyrighted song) then the owners of the song are informed and then they decide what to do with your video. 

Their options are:

  • Ignore it
  • Add commercials to the video so they (not you) earn money
  • Block it in some countries/devices (EX: Germany / mobile)
  • Mute it
  • Take it down completely

You as a uploader have no say in the matter; the people who own the material have all the power. What a production company/studio/Youtube decides to do varies depending on different factors and it is hard to predict what will be decided. This is what fan-editors simply have to deal with. But the most typical thing to happen is that your video is ignored or gets commercials, and that is not a problem; people can still see and enjoy your videos. It is when videos get blocked when things get annoying for everybody (Germany…). There are however ways to avoid getting “registered” by Youtube and these are a good options for people who have a lot of trouble with getting their videos blocked/taken down (GERMANY!!).

How to avoid the problem:

  • Use your own music
  • Pitch or edit the song
  • Use music that has passed it´s copyright protection (usually it´s 50-70 years). This is the reason why people use classical music all the time; it no longer has any copyright protecting it. 
  • Find “royalty free” music from sites that give away music for free (EX). 
  • Use covers - There are usually not registered in the vault (if they are not by mega famous cover artists that is), but if they are not big celebrities then ask for permission before using their work. And if you have a monetized channel and use somebody´s cover without it counting as fair use, then you must pay the artist or you can end up in legal trouble.

OBS: Youtube is currently having a lot of copyright problems and Youtuber´s are fighting for a better system (#WTFU). But the reason why this system exists to begin with is to protect other content creators and their work. Remember that you are allowed to use other people´s songs only as long as you give credit and do not earn money while breaking the laws of Fair Use ((This is why my channel is 100% non-profit, because I use other people´s songs in their entirety and I would be breaking the law otherwise)).

More  info!

I hope that this was helpful! :)

But seriously thou; pretty much all my videos are blocked in Germany…