April 29, 2016 at 3:36 pm #3418SkariParticipant
So, youtube is changing things in how they deal with content creators being flagged by companies with Content ID.
Beginning later this year, YouTube will allow monetized videos that have been hit by third-party copyright claims to continue running ads during the dispute process. Once a resolution is reached, the revenue from those ads will go to either the original creator or opposing party.
Jim Sterling, a content creator who’s been hit with this rampant flagging quite heavily, had some words on it.
We reached out to Sterling about the proposed changes to Content ID by email. “It’s certainly a step in the right direction, albeit just a step,” he said of how YouTube will handle monetization during disputes. “It’s nice YouTube finally decided companies shouldn’t be allowed to effectively steal money, sometimes for literally no reason, based on an easily exploitable automated system. It does not solve the fact that the system itself is still easily abused, and it doesn’t stop the fact that disputed copyright claims are still accepted or rejected by the claimant itself with zero oversight from anybody else.
“The power is still firmly in the hands of those who have continued to ignore fair use exceptions, and I don’t think this will make things any easier for content creators in the long run.”
At least that’s a bit of a step. The rest of the article is here.
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