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YouTube manual-claiming copyright tool gets more changes

The news that YouTube is making changes to the way its copyright-claims process works for music used in videos sounds like big news, but the caveat in this case is that the changes apply to ‘manual’ claims. That’s as...
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YouTube adds new requirement for manual Content ID claims

YouTube’s Content ID copyright-protection system has long been a target of criticism not from music rightsholders, but from ‘creators’ on the platform. Now YouTube is making a change that it hopes will tackle the issues...
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MEP criticises music industry and YouTube over Article 13

MEP Julia Reda is a long-term critic of the music industry, which isn’t surprising given her Pirate Party affiliation. Yet in her latest blog post about Article 13, YouTube is also in her sights. “Make no mistake: YouTube...
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European Parliament proceeds on Article 13 of new copyright directive

We’ve covered the ‘value gap’ debate regularly and emphasised that it’s a slow-burning issue in terms of policymakers deciding how to modernise safe-harbour regulations in the US and in Europe alike. On the latter...
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Hank Green launches Internet Creator’s Guild body

YouTube influencer Hank Green made headlines in May with his criticism of Irving Azoff – and by extension music rightsholders generally – over this year’s rows over YouTube’s music royalties.
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YouTube defends Content ID following music labels’ criticism

YouTube has been defending its Content ID system following criticism of its anti-infringement tool in recent submissions to the US Copyright Office by the three major labels. It represents the latest front in the war of...
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Indie label reveals its YouTube Content ID income

An unnamed independent label has shared a year’s worth of YouTube Content ID income with artist-rights blog The Trichordist. It reveals income of $29.8k from 79.7m total plays – that’s user-uploaded videos featuring...
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YouTube musician Dan Bull criticises Content ID

British artist Dan Bull made his name rapping about everything from games to the Digital Economy Act. He’s just reached 1m subscribers on YouTube, but in an interview published by Tubefilter celebrating the milestone,...
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Freeplay bites back with lawsuit against YouTube MCNs

Last week, we reported on lawsuits filed by YouTube multi-channel networks Machinima and Collective Digital Studio against music firm Freeplay alleging “bait and switch” licensing policies. Now Freeplay has fired back...
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YouTuber Michelle Phan files countersuit against Ultra Records

Earlier this summer, Ultra Records and its publishing division sued YouTube star Michelle Phan for copyright infringement, claiming that she’d been using its music in her popular videos without a licence. Now Phan has...
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Twitch now filters for unlicensed music

Echoing YouTube’s use of Content ID, gaming video platform Twitch is now proactively filtering user-uploaded videos that contain unlicensed music (either in-game or playing in the background). If identified, the audio will...
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YouTube shakes up its Content ID appeals process

YouTube has announced changes in the way its Content ID system works for copyrighted videos, which may draw mixed reactions from rightsholders. Google’s video site has rolled out three specific changes to the way Content...