Which Rumble License Should you Choose?

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After posting videos explaining how to auto sync your YouTube videos to the rival video platform, Rumble and on copyrights, one of the most common questions I would get in the comments for those videos was, “Which Rumble License Options should I choose?”

When you upload or sync content to Rumble, you’re asked to choose 1 of 4 options to license your video with Rumble. Options #1 and #2 look confusingly similar as they are both titled “Video Management”. If you choose either, what you are effectively agreeing to is contracting for Rumble to manage the licensing of your video.

This is useful if you create content that other 3rd parties may want to use to create their content. These include Advertising agencies, film makers, news outlets, etc. who are looking for stock footage or content to create with. If they found a video on Rumble that was licensable, they could simply click on the “License” button and pay a fee to Rumble, who in turn would share those proceeds with you, the creator.

Option #1 give Rumble exclusive online rights which could bite you in the ass if you had previously posted your content on YouTube or elsewhere. Now if YouTube wants to continue showing your video, they have to negotiate a licensing agreement with Rumble. That could potentially cause your content to be removed by YouTube from their platform.

Option #2 excludes YouTube from Rumbles management which sounds promising. But in reading the fine print of Rumbles the Terms of Service, should you choose either Option #1 or #2 you are agreeing to give Rumble Management Rights to your video for up to 50 years! Thats means you do not have the right to remove your content from Rumble either because Rumble has a license to use your video for the term of the agreement.

This is a reminder of how important it is to always read the fine print. Or in the case of online Terms of Service, all of print. To their credit Rumble doesn’t hide any of these details or

That is why I always choose Option #3 which only grants Rumble the right to play and put advertising on (monetize) my videos. This is the same license I have with YouTube so it’s really no different. Option #4 is choosing to not monetize your content; allowing Rumble to play it but not put Ads on it or re-license it.

Moondog vs. Old Fat Dad 100yrd Contest

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As Old Fat Dad put it, “This is an East Coast vs. West Coast Rivalry”. The Old Fat Dad Goober channel and I decided to have a fun competition to see who could shoot a better score with our 22LR rifles. Him repping South Carolina and me ‘Cali’.

We would shoot 3 targets (which I designed) from 100 yards. Each of us would fire 5 shots into each target, the total score would be based on hits on the numbered rings. Hits breaking a line counted as the next higher value. The X-ring would only be used for tie-breakers, otherwise scoring as a 10.

Old Fat Dad with his Bergara BMR and a Vortex Razor HD Light Hunter pulled out a 48 point high scoring target. I wasn’t sure I could beat this but I would try my best. I went to the range with my factory stock CZ457 VPC topped with an Area 419 15MOA rail, and a new Arken EP-5 that I was also testing that day. I decided to use CCI Standard Velocity 40gr LRN, the same ammo Old Fat Dad was using.

I got some good groups but from what I could see through the scope, I did not think I matched Old Fat Dad’s score. When I walked up to the target stand and scored the holes, I was surprised to find both my first and thirds targets had a score of 38. A numerical tie!

As Old Fat Dad says, “Everybody hates a tie.” My target had 2 pure hits inside the X-ring (including one almost dead center), whilst Old Fat Dad’s best target had 1 carving hit on the X-ring. I won this contest. It was very close but that’s how she breaks.

We’d like to invite our viewers to join in on the fun and see how well you can shoot my targets. Print out your own targets and send us your best. And to make things more interesting everybody who sends us a photo or video, regardless of score, will be entered in a drawing to win my personal Barra H20 rifle scope.


The final score was 38 vs. 38. But in case of a tie, standard match rules use X-ring hits and proximity to determine the winner. On the X-ring I had two pure hits to Old Fat Dad’s single cutting hit.


Participate in the Moondog vs. Old Fat Dad 100yrd challenge. This drawing is open to all subscribers of Moondog Industries and Old Fat Dad Goober channel. Share your best-of-three targets like we did.

Your score will be based on your 5-shot group on your best target. Regardless of score, your entry will be registered in a drawing to win my Barra 4-12×40 H20 BDC scope. This is the scope I used to film some of my first ammo reviews. But it’s been sitting on the shelf for months as I’ve had to replace it with other scopes I’ve been testing and reviewing. I want to find it a new home and give back to our fans. All contest entries will be proudly displayed on this website on its own gallery page.

Barra H20 4-12×40 BDC

The prize winner will be chosen from all contest entries submitted between September 25 and October 25, 2022. Entries must be received no later than 12pm EST on October 25, 2022.


1. Download this target and print 3 copies to use in your match.

2. Hang all targets 100yrds from your shooting position

3. Fire 5 shots into each target with any 22LR gun. Score and submit your best target. Note: you may take unlimited sighter/calibration shots on a separate target sheet, prior to the start of your match run but you may not take sighter shots during your course of fire. More than 5 shots/holes per target disqualifies for that target.

4a. Take a video of the shooting process and a close up of your best target. Upload your video to YouTube and share the link in an email (link below). A video entry earns you 10 entries in the contest drawing.

4b. Take a photo of your best target

NOTE: Please fill out the form at the lower right corner of your best target and show this in your photo/video.

5. This drawing is open to all subscribers of Moondog Industries and Old Fat Dad Goober channel. Take a screen shot of the both channels showing you have subscribed to both Moondog Industries AND OldFatDad Goober and include it in your email it.

6. Email with the Subject: “Goober”
• Attach the JPG or PNG screen shots from both channels
• Include your full name and ship-to address in the email (so I can confirm you live in the US or Canada)
• Include a link to the video of your best target or a photo of your best target

Use the button email below or email me directly at: contest@moondogindustries.com



1. Eligibility

Void where prohibited by law. Must be legal resident within the USA or Canada. Moondog Industries employees, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, advertising and promotion agencies, employees’ immediate family members, are ineligible participate in the contest/giveaway.

Entrants must be willing and able to appear on YouTube to discuss the contest and post images of the prize on their social feed should they win the contest.

2. Sponsors and Platforms

Moondog Industries (known as the SPONSOR) is a video Edutainment producer and game promotor based in San Francisco, CA. YouTube, TikTok, Rumble, and online video platforms (known as PLATFORMS) are not SPONSORS or in any way affiliated with the contest or content.

3. Agreement to Rules

By entering your contest, participants agree to abide by the SPONSOR’s Official Rules and decisions. The SPONSOR retain the right to refuse, withdraw, or disqualify entries at their sole discretion. By submitting an entry, the participant agrees to accept the decision of the SPONSOR as final and binding.

4. Entry Period

Contest email entries must be received between:
12:00pm EST Sep 11, 2022
12:00pm EST Oct 30, 2022

5. How to Enter

This contest requires your skill in safely shooting at targets with a 22LR, as well as in navigating your phone or computer controls to screen capture an image of the following YouTube channels/Social Media accounts. Subscribe or Follow and make a screen capture of those pages showing a greyed out Subscribe button or indicator that your account is Following that page. Send a screen capture image file of any of those sites to contest@moondogindustries.com . One entry per person or per Social Media account. Fraudulent methods of entry, photo retouched, or other methods of circumvention of the rules may result in the SPONSOR invalidating a participant’s entries.

6. Prizes

Winner must be able to receive the prize by e-mail or by physical mail. Prize may be substituted at the sole discretion of the SPONSOR. Acceptance of the prize grants SPONSOR permission to use the Winners entry, name, and likeness for advertising, promotion, and trade without further compensation or remuneration unless prohibited by law.

7. Odds

Odds of winning is dependent upon the number of eligible entries received.

8. Selection and Notification of the Winner

The winner will be chosen at random by the SPONSOR from among the entrants that demonstrated the skill to navigate the electronic entry and have met the minimum requirements. Winners will be contacted via the email used to enter the contest no later than December 31, 2022.

SPONSOR are not liable for the winner’s failure to receive notification of winning if he or she provided a wrong email address or if their email security settings caused your prize notification to go into the spam or junk folder. If a winner does not respond within 24hrs of sending a notification, the SPONSOR will select an alternate winner. Receipt of the prize is upon the condition of compliance with federal, state, and local laws.

9. Rights Granted by the Entrant

The SPONSOR, upon submission of an entry into the giveaway or contest, has the right to use the participant’s submission, voice, likeness, image, statements about the contest, etc., for publicity, news, advertising, promotional purposes, trade, and so forth, without any further notice, review, consent, compensation or remuneration.

Participants shall defend or settle against such claims at their sole expense, and shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the SPONSOR from any suit due to damage of or by the prize.

10. Terms & Conditions

The SPONSOR reserves the right to modify, suspend, cancel or terminate in the event that non-authorized human intervention, a bug or virus, fraud, or other causes beyond your control impact or corrupt the security, fairness, proper conduct, or administration of the contest/giveaway.

11. Limitation of Liability

Entry into this contest constitutes the participants agreement to release and hold harmless the SPONSOR and PLATFORMS, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, etc., against all claims liability, illness, injury, death, loss, etc., that occurs directly or indirectly from participation in the contest or use/misuse of the awarded prize.

12. Disputes

As a condition of participating in the promotion, the participant agrees to resolve all disputes with an arbitrator designated by the SPONSOR in the state of California, without resorting to any form of class action. Entrants waive all rights to punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, and waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

13. Privacy Policy

Participants agree to abide by all privacy and NDA laws in the State of California and any federal laws of the United State of America.

14. Winners List

Participants may request a list of winners by submitting a request in writing to Moondog Industries for up to 30 days after the contest ends.

15. Social Media Platform Rules

Winners will agree to post a photo of the prize on their social media channels in such a way as does not violate any rules of that platform. The winners also agree to appear for an interview where they will discuss the prize and its performance. If there are functional problems with the prize, the winner agrees to make a good-faith effort to resolve all issues with the SPONSOR prior to posting reviews or opinions about the prize.

16. Affirmation of Acceptance of and Agreement to All of the Official Rules

By entering the contest, the entrant has affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the them. 

Who owns the videos you sync to Rumble?

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Rumble, YouTube and Copyrights

I recently posted a video sharing my discovery of Rumble’s new automatic sync feature that automatically copies your YouTube videos to Rumble. This was a huge improvement from having to manually upload copies on Rumble and fill out descriptions, usage, rights, etc. 

Some of the viewers of that video left me questions/comments worried about losing ownership to their videos and whether it would affect monetization on YouTube? I answered as well as I could. Some of the questions seemed to display a misunderstanding of rights and ownership of their videos. I thought it would be helpful to create a follow up video going over this.


Before I get started, I am not a lawyer or a law expert nor do I claim to be. So this is not legal advice. These are my opinions of the legal documents posted by YouTube and Rumble so take that for what you will. But I do have a little experience on the topic. For 30 years, I was an Advertising writer and creative director so I was made well aware of the pitfalls of copyright infringement and skin in the game because I’m a content creator like many of you.


As I mentioned, I worked in Ad Agencies for most of my adult life. I made commercials, magazine ads, billboards, websites and apps for brands like American Express, Volkswagen, Amtrak and others.

Unlike most of you small content creators, big Ad Agencies and brands can’t just put whatever we want in an Ad. We can’t download any song and put it in a video commercial. We can’t use photos of celebrities or movies or shows we find on a Google search and slap a logo or a product next to it. Not without contacting the owners of that image or intellectual property without negotiating the use of their creation and paying them a license to use it.

That’s rights ownership. And that’s what you control with a Copyright. And I think I need to explain what a copyright is. It’s a compound word. It’s granting the right to make a copy of what you own.

What is a Copyright?

This definition comes from the Federal Govt.’s www.copyright.gov it’s actually handled by the Library of Congress interestingly enough.

“Copyright is a type of intellectual property that protects original works of authorship as soon as an author fixes the work in a tangible form of expression.”

That includes books, articles, songs, movies, and there are many more things. And there are things you can not copyright such as book titles, Ad slogans, words but I won’t get into that because that’s a whole nother video itself. 

What we’re concerned with today is digital streaming content. Videos you post on YouTube and Rumble. So as far as national laws are concerned, as soon as you create your video and post it on YouTube, Rumble, your website or just the cloud. You own an automatic copyright to that video that’s your Intellectual Property. Nobody has a right to stream, play, or copy that video without your consent.

This is with a caveat that the video you created was original. It wasn’t copying content from somebody else who owns their own copyright to it, unless you got their express written consent. That’s why you will get dinged with a Copyright claim on your video if you used a popular song and made a lip sync or reaction video, you don’t have a right to use it unless you actually got a copyright from the originator of that work.

There’s a whole subcategory in Copyright law of allowed use of some content known as the “Fair Use” doctrine. I won’t get into that now because that’s a long deep rabbit hole. But if you’d be interested in having me discuss that, leave me a comment and if there’s enough interest, I’ll do a video on that.

But lets get back to the bottom line here. When you create a video that is original or at least original enough that somebody else can’t claim you stole their shit to make it, then you own an automatic Copyright. That’s Intellectual Property. And like real property, you own it until you sell it to somebody else like Lucas sold Star Wars to Disney.


When you created your YouTube or Rumble account you had to Opt in and agree to their Terms of Service or User Agreement. Too many of us didn’t bother reading it (TLDR) we just clicked through.

Let’s take a quick look at a key section of YouTube’s Terms fo Service

Rights you Grant

You retain all of your ownership rights in your Content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours. However, we do require you to grant certain rights to YouTube and other users of the Service, as described below.

License to YouTube

By providing Content to the Service, you grant to YouTube a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable license to use that Content (including to reproduce, distribute, modify, display and perform it) for the purpose of operating, promoting, and improving the Service.

There’s a lot more so you really should read it again. https://www.youtube.com/static?template=terms 

What this essentially means is that by creating an account on YouTube and uploading a video to their platform/service, you agree to give them a “license” to your content “royalty free” (you don’t charge them to use it). That allows them to stream your video on their platform to the world and play ads in front of it. And if you’re monetized, allows them to interrupt your video with Ads. YouTube agrees to share a small percentage of that Ad revenue earned for that video.

If you’re watching this video on YouTube, it’s on my channel Moondog R&D which hasn’t yet reached the 1000 subscriber and 4000 watch-hour requirement for monetization so please hit the subscribe button now and help me get there. And share this video to other content creators who could use the info and I get more watch time.

Now on Rumble you actually get to specify what kind of license you grant Rumble, they have 4 different options. I plan to do another video getting into all 4 options but 

the short answer is choose Option 3 because it’s essentially the same agreement you have on YouTube. 

Rumble gets to play your videos on Rumble. YouTube gets to play your videos on YouTube.

I’m going to make some gross oversimplification for the sake of time.

• You own the copyright to your original creative work.

  • You grant YouTube a license for your work when you post it on YouTube.
  • By Syncing your YouTube videos on Rumble, you are granting Rumble a license to copy your work to their platform.  
  • You retain copyrights/ownership to your work 
  • You can cancel at any time (for now).
  • Read your Terms of Service agreement. Do it now.

1. Introduction

Rumble and YouTube syncing and licensing. What is “licensing”? We need to take a step back and explain what you’re licensing: your copyright. 

2. What is a Copyright?

Copyright is a type of intellectual property that protects original works of authorship as soon as an author fixes the work in a tangible form of expression. In copyright law, there are a lot of different types of works, including paintings, photographs, illustrations, musical compositions, sound recordings, computer programs, books, poems, blog posts, movies, architectural works, plays, and so much more!



Titles, names, short phrases, and slogans; familiar symbols or designs; mere variations of typographic ornamentation, lettering, or coloring; and mere listings of ingredients or contents

2a. When does a copyright start?

2b. Authorship vs. Work for Hire


It is a legal doctrine not a law. Types of uses—such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research—


3a. Reaction Videos?  


YouTube and Rumble are social media platforms that you granted a license (a Copyright) to stream and make a profit from your creative work (your video). Look up and read the Terms of Service that you agreed to when you signed up for YouTube and uploaded a video. 



Rights you Grant

You retain ownership rights in your Content. However, we do require you to grant certain rights to YouTube and other users of the Service, as described below.

License to YouTube

By providing Content to the Service, you grant to YouTube a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license to use that Content (including to reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works, display and perform it) in connection with the Service and YouTube’s (and its successors’ and Affiliates’) business, including for the purpose of promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service.

License to Other Users

You also grant each other user of the Service a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to access your Content through the Service, and to use that Content, including to reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works, display, and perform it, only as enabled by a feature of the Service (such as video playback or embeds). For clarity, this license does not grant any rights or permissions for a user to make use of your Content independent of the Service.

Duration of License

The licenses granted by you continue for a commercially reasonable period of time after you remove or delete your Content from the Service. You understand and agree, however, that YouTube may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of your videos that have been removed or deleted. 

Right to Monetize

You grant to YouTube the right to monetize your Content on the Service (and such monetization may include displaying ads on or within Content or charging users a fee for access). This Agreement does not entitle you to any payments. Starting November 18, 2020, any payments you may be entitled to receive from YouTube under any other agreement between you and YouTube (including for example payments under the YouTube Partner Program, Channel memberships or Super Chat) will be treated as royalties.  If required by law, Google will withhold taxes from such payments.

Removing Your Content

You may remove your Content from the Service at any time. You also have the option to make a copy of your Content before removing it. You must remove your Content if you no longer have the rights required by these terms.

Removal of Content By YouTube

If any of your Content (1) is in breach of this Agreement or (2) may cause harm to YouTube, our users, or third parties, we reserve the right to remove or take down some or all of such Content in our discretion. We will notify you with the reason for our action unless we reasonably believe that to do so: (a) would breach the law or the direction of a legal enforcement authority or would otherwise risk legal liability for YouTube or our Affiliates; (b) would compromise an investigation or the integrity or operation of the Service; or (c) would cause harm to any user, other third party, YouTube or our Affiliates. You can learn more about reporting and enforcement, including how to appeal on the Troubleshooting page of our Help Center.


I hope this video was helpful. The key takeaways you should have are that both YouTube and Rumble don’t own your content, you do. But by using either platform you grant them the right to use your work; their right to copy and show your work, a copyright. But the most important thing from all this is, read the fine print before you opt-in. 

YouTube Sync on Rumble

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Rumble is a Canadian based alternatives to YouTube without it’s California-Leftist bias. As a creator of firearms enthusiast content, I’ve repeatedly had content ad-restricted (essentially demonetized) because some clueless staffer at YouTube misidentified some normal accessory classified as an illegal modification. I’ve had a rifle match video be tagged as unsafe activity and a flashlight tagged as weapon.

I’m not alone. Many well known Conservative and Liberal YouTubers channels have been soft-banned and been demonetized. This is why many of us have moved or mirrored our content elsewhere to other platforms like Rumble.

But moving content to Rumble required manually uploading each video one at a time. Then, copy/pasting descriptions and information. It was tedious.

Thankfully, Rumble recently (and quietly) released an automated sync feature. After logging into your YouTube account within Rumble’s sync interface, it automatically copies all of your vidoes in your YouTube channel to your Rumble channel.

Sokani Tiny Wireless Mic Fail

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I bought this Sokani UHF Wireless Lavalier transmitter set after reading a number of positive reviews presenting it as a cheaper alternative to the similar Rode Wireless Go. I am experiencing intermittent and random sound glitches. I’m sharing my experiences in hopes to find out if other owners have experienced similar issues.

I contacted Amazon and they send me another unit and it too has the same sound drop-off glitch. With two identical units, I proceeded to rule out the cables and mic as the causes through a process of elimination. But in the end, I believe that BOTH units sent are defective. Asll the more reason to stay away from this brand.

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• I fully charged both units before using them.

• I used the default Gain that was set on the units the first time I used them.

• The transmitter and the receiver were never more than 4m away from each-other while recording.

• I used the lav mics included in the set and also tried another brand of lav mic.

• I tested the lav mics directly connected to my camera but did not experience any drop out.

• I tried yelling directly into the mics but the sound did not cut off so the drop-out is not Peak triggered.

Blood Orange Skies in San Francisco

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This morning we woke up to a blood orange sky due to the wildfires around the Bay Area, north in Sonoma County, south in the Santa Cruz mountains, and far east the huge Creek Fire complex. Or maybe Elon Musk secretly transported his Mars colony here.

Downtown San Francisco blanketed in smoke from wildfires.