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YouTube To Change Content ID Policy To Let Creators Profit From Disputed Videos

28 April 2016 12:18 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Over the past few months, YouTube’s Content ID platform has generated a lot of controversy. The digital rights management service, which lets rights holders identify, claim, and monetize unlicensed use of their intellectual property, has drawn criticism from creators who believe it puts too much power in the hands of claimants

Now, YouTube is responding. The video site has announced a change that will allow uploaders whose videos receive Content ID claims to accrue ad revenue on those videos as they contest the claims against them.

That’s not the easiest sentence to understand, but within the Content ID process, the change is a logical one. Every day, thousands of YouTube channels re-upload videos or use trademarked content without receiving permission from the original rights holder. In most of those cases, the rights holder files a Content ID claim, the claim is accepted, and the rights holder can choose »

- Sam Gutelle

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YouTube Addresses Concerns About Its Video Claiming Policy, Promises Changes

29 February 2016 9:10 AM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

YouTube’s video claiming policy has always had its flaws, but thanks to recent videos from prominent creators like The Nostalgia Critic and GradeAUnderA, the video site’s community is hungry for change. Those creators, along with several others who rely on the legal doctrine of fair use in order to protect their videos, believe YouTube’s current video policing system puts too much power in the hands of claimants and does not sufficiently punish those who file fraudulent takedown requests.

If a tweet YouTube’s CEO sent out on February 26th is any indication, however, the video site’s controversial policy might be about to change. On her Twitter feed, Susan Wojcicki thanked creators for their feedback and linked to a post in YouTube’s Help Forum, where an employee named Spencer hinted at several changes the site plans to make within its policy division.

Thank you @YouTube community for all the feedback. »

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Can YouTube’s Video Claiming Policy Be Improved?

24 February 2016 8:29 AM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

A string of controversial video takedown notices has brought one of the online video community’s favorite hobby horses back into the spotlight. Since the start of 2016, prominent content creators like I Hate Everything and Doug “The Nostalgia Critic” Walker have posted videos documenting their respective struggles with rights holders who issue claims against their respective videos. In particular, one of Walker’s recent videos has been viewed more than 1.1 million times and has left viewers asking “where’s the fair use?”

The relationship between fair use, Content ID, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (Dmca), and other forces that govern copyright law on YouTube has for years been a contentious subject. In 2013, a change in YouTube’s policy set off a wave of claims against creators both big and small. Some of the claims were valid requests that hoped to crack down on videos that infringed upon existing copyrights; others, »

- Sam Gutelle

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