From ActiveRain Geek to YouTube Criminal — It’s Been a Busy Weekend & I Need Your Help!!

So I’m camping with my family yesterday, surfing the web, minding my own business, when all of a sudden I find THIS email message from YouTube:

Your video (about a fall open house and plant sale at our local botanical gardens) may include audio content that is owned or licensed by these content owners. Go to jail, go directly to jail, do not pass Go, do not collect $200.

YouTube, probably

The email goes on to say there’s nothing I need to do about this (except perhaps breathe into a paper bag!!) But now I’ve got a “Content Matches” dealio tag next to my video. What the heck?

The “audio content” referred to by said “You Be In Big Trouble” email consisted of music tracks that came with my iMovie software. So I completely disconnect from the camping bliss with my family and go into hyperdrive Googling “iMovie music fair use” and such but my eyeballs are bouncing around in panic so much that I’m not really finding anything.

So, question to all you smart techy people:

When I purchased iMovie, didn’t I purchase the right to use the music tracks they provided on the software as part of the movies I post? How do I find out???? And how do I get back on the right side of the law to make that message go away?!?!?


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