YouTube received millions of fake copyright takedown requests
YouTube received millions of fake copyright takedown requests

More than 2.2 million YouTube videos have been the subject of copyright infringement lawsuits, and were subsequently taken down between January and June of this year, according to a new report from the company.

The Copyright Transparency Report is the company's first published report and is updated twice annually.

Of the more than 729 million copyright infringement lawsuits filed in the first half of the year, 2.2 million false claims were less than 1%, of which 99% were from YouTube's automated Content ID tool.

The report says that 60% of cases are resolved in favor of the video downloader when users contest these claims.

Although the erroneous copyright statement is only a small part. But content producers have long complained about the way the platform handles complaints. They say that unfair or unfair execution can lead to loss of income.

Copyright notices can cause videos to be blocked, audio muted, or ad revenue returned to the rights owner.

This new report addresses an issue YouTube itself has acknowledged as requiring an update.

In 2019, the company's CEO Susan Wojcicki said in a blog post that the company had heard concerns from creators and that YouTube was looking at improvements to improve content creation and content for copyright holders.

The new report asserts that no system is perfect, and even if a protective barrier is put in place to prevent abuse of law enforcement mechanisms, mistakes will occur.

YouTube Creator Claims

According to the report, the operation provided by the platform provides a real recourse in the event of a conflict. More than 60% of these disputes were settled in favor of the uploader.

The company said: “Over the past few years, we have committed to developing a suite of copyright management tools that enable rights holders to control copyrighted material across the company's platform. These tools allow creativity to flourish, and at the same time for creators and creators. The artist provides the tools and resources for managing content.

"Today, there are three main tools for managing copyright on YouTube," she added. We connect rights holders with tools tailored to their specific needs and resources. With the continuous expansion of jobs and new investments.

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