Urgent YouTube issue involving Cirque du Soleil music

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Urgent YouTube issue involving Cirque du Soleil music

I just don't know why, but YouTube's copyright system has just pulled another bad move in the community. Some of the videos with Cirque du Soleil music are getting blocked on YouTube in the United States!

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If it's not a video uploaded by Cirque themselves, then it's being blocked because the uploader doesn't have the legal rights to that music, and Cirque requested it to be country-blocked instead of monetized with ads. Their choice, not YouTube's.

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I know that, but Cirque du Soleil music is not supposed to be blocked in the United States on YouTube. Where's The Fair Use when you need it?

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Okay. I just received word that the videos with Cirque du Soleil music have been unblocked from the United States. So I guess everything went well.

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Bad news. Most of the Cirque du Soleil videos on YouTube have been blocked again!

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Surprised it took them this long to notice! Lol

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Who knows how long the Cirque du Soleil videos will be blocked until they have been unblocked again?

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I think most of them had been blocked for about 3-4 years. So probably that, if not longer.

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Well, who knows? The Cirque du Soleil videos got unblocked last year in July. Who knows? The videos might be unblocked a bit earlier.

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He is right, many of my video have been block :( It's the end...

But the blocking is mostly about visual video, if it's just music, it can be ok

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@Matthew but that's exactly what I mean. Most videos had not been available between 2011-12 and July 2016.

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I have a question and don't know where else to put this. But why is it so hard to upload a new pic on here? lol I did the whole PNG and made the pic 480-480 and nothing worked, also the size is smaller then the max size. Is it a bug?

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Good news, everyone! Looks like some of the Cirque du Soleil videos are getting unblocked in the United States again.

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Hey Zark, I reached out to Mike about the avatar bug and hopefully it'll be fixed soon. Thanks for your patience! For any other possible bugs or questions, visit the Site Updates forum to see what's being discussed or post something new to bring it to our attention: http://www.cirquespotlight.com/forums/site-updates. That's the easiest way for us to keep track, since these can get lost in the shuffle of other threads.