Mysterious Copyright Claims and Stolen Amiga Remix tracks

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Mysterious Copyright Claims and Stolen Amiga Remix tracks

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Hi guys,

I received a youtube copyright claim earlier today on one of my youtube videos. The video consists of some screenshots from the Amiga game SWIV with my own SWIV remix playing in the background "SWIV - (Decemation Remix)". The claim was that the music was owned by an artist called "Amiga DJ's". I rejected the copyright claim instantly with the argument that the music used in the video was my own production, and as I do not monitize any of my videos I belived the claim to be invalid.

When I got home I investegated further to who this "Amiga DJ's" was. And to my supprise he showed up on Spotify with a lot of tracks to show for. I quickly found the SWIV track and played it to see what was up. And lo and behold, the SWIV track was my remix of the SWIV tune...

I uploaded the remix here on amigaremix.com back in 2017.
http://amigaremix.com/remixes/search/swiv

Here is "Amiga DJ's" Spotify album "Amiga Forever" with at least one stolen track (My guess is that all the tracks are stolen):
https://open.spotify.com/album/0U61DfFPOAifByebE9jS0r

What would be the best way to combat this scammer?

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It's possible that every song is from AmigaRemix.com. I just did some comparisons and found some quite quickly.

Agony = [ 2009-10-3 / Agony Intro remake By NEOX ]
Lost Patrol = [ 2009-01-08 / Lost Patrol Remix By Dj Tom ]
Guitar Slinger Classic = [ 2016-10-14 / Guitar Slinger (Armandox 2015 Remake) By Armandox ]
Jim Power = [ 2010-05-21 / Jim Power - Sacred Forest by Char7ie ]
Risky Woods = [ 2016-06-14 / Risky Woods Menu Track - Remake by Szymon Ilich ]

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Looks to me like the music was registered with Tunecore by something called BYCSM 2019. Tunecore upload to all the major music sites.

Tunecore's copyright claim system is here; https://support.tunecore.com/hc/en-gb/a ... ght-claim-

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Just an update to this. A couple of weeks after I send the rejection of the copyright claim, the copyright claim disapeared. I dident get any information or explanation just *poof* copyright claim gone.

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When I bought my ipad I started looking at the itunes store. I bought a 8bit amiga album and I noticed several tracks were kind of familiar. They turned out to be old midi remakes/remixes that I made and put on vgmusic.com long ago. I think only the instruments were changed. There is a series of albums from that person being sold of where the tracks are edits from music from vgmusic.com. The albums are on different platforms also.

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*sigh*
Won't somebody PLEASE think of the children?

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Well that explains a lot. A couple of my own tracks have been claimed by this "Amiga DJ" as well. I disputed and they were immediately re-claimed. It's frustrating to be sure.

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