I got plenty of copyright claims on my YouTube channel from Qanawat Audio because I uploaded videos with Abdullah Al-Juhani's recitations in them. I wonder, were they right in copyrighting my video? For your information, this is my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJv0STX-xSkapow54orIJ6g/videos?disable_polymer=1

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Of course they can claim your videos if you use their copyrighted material.

Qanawat Audio is some big Arabic publisher and they have rights to many imams and their video and audio broadcasts and recordings. The recitations are simply part of those. As I see, there are many who share Abdullah Al-Juhani's recitations but apparently they do so illegally.

I don't think Abdullah Al-Juhani minds all that sharing, only Qanawat doesn't want you to make money off it.

In short: yes, they can because they have the rights.

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    The question asks " were they right in copyrighting my video?" and you respond "Of course they can claim your videos". This makes it sound like you're agreeing that they can claim copyright on the videos. They can make a claim of copyright violation, but they don't have copyright over the video as a whole. Apr 22, 2019 at 16:13
  • @Acccumulation Please try to understand what we are talking about here. Copyright violation would result in DMCA take down, that's not the case here. The topic is claiming the revenue of the video based on the rightful copyright holder of the audio. Very common thing actually. English is most probably not his first language and therefore it's pointless to pick on his wording. Instead you should try to understand what he means by them.
    – Smart455
    Apr 22, 2019 at 16:22
  • The question asks in perfectly valid English, "were they right in copyrighting my video?" to which your answer is "of course they can claim your videos". This is patently false, whatever else about the situation or your response may be intended or implied, and is misleading even when such intention or implication (that only you seem to be finding) is allowed for.
    – user4657
    Apr 23, 2019 at 10:04
  • Does Qanawat actually own the recitations of Abdullah Al-Juhani?
    – Qataada
    Apr 23, 2019 at 10:41
  • Also, does it help that I'm using the audio to match with the mushaf? And also the English translation on some videos...
    – Qataada
    Apr 23, 2019 at 11:01

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