Wednesday, 26 November 2008

[85] Youtube Copyrighted Content Identification

I received an email yesterday from Youtube:

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Dear NevskyP,

Your video "Fragments from the Main Library" has been identified by YouTube's Content Identification programme as containing copyrighted content which Nine Inch Nails claims is theirs.

Your video "Fragments from the Main Library" is still available because Nine Inch Nails does not object to this content appearing on YouTube at this time. As long as Nine Inch Nails has a claim on your video, they will receive public statistics about your video, such as number of views. Viewers may also see advertising on your video's page.

Nine Inch Nails claimed this content as a part of the YouTube Content Identification programme. YouTube allows partners to review YouTube videos for content to which they own the rights. Partners may use our automated video/audio matching system to identify their content, or they may manually review videos.

If you believe that this claim was made in error, or that you are otherwise authorised to use the content at issue, you can dispute this claim with Nine Inch Nails and view other options in the Video-ID Matches section of your YouTube account. Please note that YouTube does not mediate copyright disputes between content owners. Learn more about video-identification disputes.

Sincerely,
The YouTube Content Identification Team

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It seems that the noose is tightening regarding copyrighted content on Youtube. I suppose I was lucky in this case, as the tech-savvy copyright owner (Trent Reznor or one of his disciples) also happens to champion Creative Commons and not-for-profit infringement.

However, it could easily have been blocked. Although, the decision to place ads on the video's page does mean that the copyright owner makes some $£s out of any bored loser who watched my lowly vid. The tool has been around for over a year, and makes it easier for copyright holders to match their content with uploaded content on Youtube.

Read more about Youtube's copyright policy, and the identification tool here.

1 comment:

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