Guests Outraged After Universal Music Group Blocks Content on Copyright Claims

in Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris parade dream and shine brighter

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When Guests visit Disneyland Paris, they will surely want to share as much as they can from their trip, posting stories on their social media and even recording some of the attractions and entertainment offerings they see at the Parks. While this is a great way to make and keep memories, a recent incident is making Guests furious.

Disneyland Paris parade dream and shine brighter
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Recently, dlrpfans – Disneyland Paris Fans (@dlrpfans) posted a video on Twitter, outraged after one of the videos he posted on YouTube got blocked under an alleged copyright infringement claim from the Universal Music Group, or UMG. The original poster explains the claims are being made because of the song “Are you ready for the ride?” and comments this is especially upsetting by the fact that Disney isn’t even the one making a claim.

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He continues by saying the song in question isn’t a song that can be commercialized, meaning they can’t lose money from it. He comments that his video is the first of many, as videos from other content creators will probably be blocked soon.

You can see the video below or click here to watch it.

Warning: Strong language is used in this video; viewer discretion is advised.

blocking video’s UMG wow good job guys, if you have a video with this song, prepare to have it blocked soon by UMG

Viewer DLPcelebration (@DLPcelebration) pointed out that the song in the video and the song Universal Music Group is making the claim for are two completely different songs, and the only thing linking them is a similar name. The song in the video is “Ready For The Ride,” part of the soundtrack from the “Dream… And Shine Brighter” parade at Disneyland Paris, while the song Universal Music Group is referring to is “Are you ready for the ride?” from the Latin-American Disney Channel show Violetta (2012-2015).

Seriously, @YouTube? What the heck is going on at UMG?
Are they confused by a song of the same name from Disney’s Violetta series?

User maikoki (@maikoki) also commented that their stories on Instagram had also been blocked as soon as Wednesday, May 18th, meaning this issue has been going on since earlier this week.

Universal Music Group has been the distributor of Disney music worldwide since 2013. This deal allows Disney access to Universal’s extensive roster of award-winning music producers and songwriters in exchange for Universal to have access to Disney’s vast marketing entities, including ABC, Radio Disney, Disney Channel, and ABC Radio to mention a few.

As of the publication of this article, Disney had not released any statements regarding the subject.

More on Disneyland Paris

The official Disneyland Paris website describes Dream… and Shine Brighter! as follows:

Mickey Mouse at Disneyland Paris
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Prepare to be amazed by Dream… and Shine Brighter! – a joyful daytime show specially created for the 30th Anniversary. Watch in awe as a flurry of festive fun transforms Central Plaza into a colourful extravaganza. Get your dancing shoes ready for the brand-new, toe-tapping 30th Anniversary song. And make sure you wave to all the Disney Characters happily making their way to the celebration in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. From Mickey, Minnie and their friends dressed in shiny 30th Anniversary costumes, to familiar faces from iconic Disney movies – there are so many to see!

Avengers Deployment Vehicle for Avengers Campus at Walt Disney Studios Park
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At Disneyland Paris, many changes are coming to Walt Disney Studios and their Disneyland Park with the 30th anniversary. Walt Disney Studios is adding a massive addition that will include Star Wars, Marvel, Frozen, and their own Avengers Campus, the first section to open in the Park.

Solar panel canopy at DLP
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We have recently seen Disneyland Paris move forward in shifting towards renewable energies with canopies of solar panels installed over the Guest parking lots, as well as Disney’s Sequoia Lodge reopening while the Disneyland Paris Resort continues to undergo a refurbishment. The Disneyland Paris app has also changed; read more on that here. Disney Stars on Parade is also back at Disneyland Park. Guests looking to skip the line can also purchase Premier Access, a pay-per-ride system that allows Guests to skip the standby line.

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