As you might expect, this system is rife with abuse and content creators regularly get their content claimed for absurd things.More news: Houthis claim attack on Saudi Arabia’s Shaybah oil field
For instance, if a vlogger happens to walk past a auto that plays a certain song, the copyright holder of the song can file for a copyright violation through the "Manual Claiming" tool and result in the loss of revenue for the vlogger for the particular vlog. Then, when a match is found, the copyright holder owner can choose to block the video or monetize it themselves, and track the video's viewership stats.
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So, how is YouTube addressing this? YouTube acknowledged that the policy change might result in a short-term increase in the number of blocked videos.
Meanwhile, the change only affects claims made with YouTube's Manual Claiming tool, which requires rightsholders to actively review videos. However, given the new creator tools for handling infringing content, it's likely that creators in those situations would just address the problem content in order to keep their video online.More news: 'Punch in the gut' as scientists find micro plastic in Arctic ice
Music owners are able to make claims against videos even if it features a very short snippet or unintentional clip of music, such as a radio playing in the background of a person filming in a park. According to the document, the company will change the viewing experience starting on September 24, at which point you will no longer need a Premium subscription in order to stream future content.