Cutter wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 23:22:
If they had permission then there wouldn't be any claims, would there? That means the content owners would be cutting off an extra revenue source. I think it's you who needs to brush up the facts, champ.
Tell that to the content owners who have explicit permission from the gaming companies who are still getting these content clams. And not just on a one off basis. Years worth of material, now all suddenly sending ad revenue somewhere else due to a bot arbitrarily deciding that an image or a collection of notes is a content match to some other thing which someone chose to register with them once.
It doesn't even have to be content they had the right to register in the first place. Royalty free music? Still earns a content claim. Music you composed and played yourself, or licensed from a third party who composed and played it? Still earns a content claim. And who gets the revenue? Not you, and not the guy who composed or played it.
How you dispute it? Fill out a form and wait three months.
How many can you dispute at once? Usually three, so if an entire series got hit, too bad. You can only do it on a case by case basis, so if you want that revenue back, look forward to filling out dispute forms for the next four years.