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  • Coypright claims on youtube let's play videos on Max Payne 1

    There seems to be at least two people who have ripped sound files from Max Payne 1, used them in their songs and now they are claiming copyright and monetizing my let's play videos on Max Payne 1. How do I file a dispute against this, when I tried before to do it and wrote that the song creators do not own the copyright for those sound files, the claims weren't removed.
    Here from 5:40 to 6:14 is the dialogue of the boss which someone
    called Hocico on youtube used on their song and they are claiming the copyright for that sound recording.

  • #2
    Please bring this to the attention of Rockstar Games/Take 2 Interactive. Remedy does not currently own Max Payne.


    • #3
      Huh! Now that is pretty weird. Lets Play videos for Alan Wake can sometimes lead to some copyright claims but that's usually if licensed music was heard within the video, such as the protagonist being next to a radio which is blaring (for example) Coconut by Harry Nilsson. But the original Max Payne? That usually doesn't have those kinds of issues... and it's even weirder that it's because of copyrighted dialogue. As Maniac suggested, Rockstar is your best bet for resolving this as they own the Max Payne IP.

      There's a Rockstar support page for GTA, but the content looks to be talking about all of the the franchises they own:
      (Hopefully what you're looking for can be found there too. )

      These kind of things are always a little annoying to sort out, but from the looks of it, it should be something that can be resolved. From your description, it sounds like it's just been a mix up. On a related note, I remember Crystal Dynamics posting a download link for one of their first trailers for Tomb Raider (2013) with permission to share online. A company which had the trailer as part of a timed exclusivity deal also had a weird system which automatically filed copyright claims for similar material found on YouTube. So a lot of people got a similar notification, including fansites and companies and partners. It was resolved as they didn't own the content and I think it was just YouTube's system getting a little bit too carried away. Hopefully it will be the same for you, ButcherT!
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