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9 Questions and Answers Regarding YouTube and Content ID

9 Questions and Answers Regarding YouTube and Content ID

YouTube MCN LogoPreviously, we talked about the Great YouTube Copyright Shakeup and how it’s affecting various channels on the site.

To recap, YouTube changed it’s policy regarding multi-channel networks (MCNs) so that affiliates would be subject to the same Content ID checks that non-members were. This process included a full Content ID sweep of MCN affiliate accounts, which resulted in thousands of sudden Content ID claims on old, often very popular, content.

Though the change affected all MCN affiliates, it was disproportionately felt by video game channels as they are both more likely to be affiliates of MCNs and more likely to use 3rd party content that would be picked up in a Content ID sweep.

While all of that remains true, the story has evolved as YouTube has finally reached out to its content creators about the changes, taking the time to reaffirm its position. A group has been formed to try and determine which developers allow the creation and monetization of “Let’s Play” content and there have been at least a few cases of mistaken identity.

But even now, two weeks after the crackdown started, there’s a lot of confusion and misunderstanding about what exactly is going on and why. This confusion is understandable because the core issue, copyright, is confusing enough by itself without the added layer of technology and emotion.

With that in mind, here are five of the more common questions/misconceptions I’m seeing regarding the changes at YouTube and my answers to them. Hopefully, this can help clear the air a bit and make it easier for everyone to find a real, lasting solution.Continue Reading

Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 310 – YouTube Copyright-Apocalypse

Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 310 – YouTube Copyright-Apocalypse

YouTube goes on a Content ID spree, City of London Police shutter 40 pirate sites and Beastie Boys countersue Goldiebox plus much, much more!Continue Reading

3 Count: SoundCloud Nine

3 Count: SoundCloud Nine

Spain working on new copyright legislation, SoundCloud faces copyright backlash from users and another IMAGiNE member sentenced.Continue Reading

3 Count: AutoRip

3 Count: AutoRip

Amazon offers free digital versions of physical CDs, a remix artist battles Lionsgate over his work and Love Me Do is in the public domain in the EU.Continue Reading

YouTube Changes Content ID, Is It Enough?

YouTube Changes Content ID, Is It Enough?

YouTube recently announced major changes to its Content ID system, but are they enough to address the criticisms? Continue Reading

3 Count: Pirate Freedom

3 Count: Pirate Freedom

YouTube changes the way it handles Content ID matches, Pirate Parties’ entrance to WIPO postponed and Pirate Bay founders remain free.Continue Reading

YouTube: It’s Time for a Content ID Intervention

YouTube: It’s Time for a Content ID Intervention

YouTube’s Content ID system may be a powerful tool for large copyright holders, but it’s starting to seriously hurt uploaders of original content.Continue Reading

Is it Time to Repair the DMCA?

Is it Time to Repair the DMCA?

These days it seems no one is happy with the DMCA, but what, if anything, can be done to fix it? Here are a few steps that may be worth trying.Continue Reading

The Problem with Battling Bad DMCA Notices

The Problem with Battling Bad DMCA Notices

Bad copyright takedowns have been in the news a great deal lately. But what can be done to stop them and is the law really the problem?Continue Reading

Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 248 – Trouble in the Ville

Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 248 – Trouble in the Ville

EA Sues Zynga over The Ville, Demonoid gets raided, MyVidster wins on appeal, SAP/Oracle strike deal to avoid retrial and much, much more! Continue Reading