YouTube keeps a watch over its millions of videos that it has on the service, and it’s also making sure that they do not violate copyright or community standards.
YouTube is launching a new Copyright Match tool
YouTube had to remove 8.3 million videos for community guidelines violations in the Q4 of 2017. It has not revamped its Content ID system to plag copyrighted videos since 2013.
But, now there’s some good news coming as the Google-owned video sharing service decided to launch a new Copyright Match tool that is able to flag instances of videos that match content creators’ original videos.
Variety reported that this brand new tool has been in beta testing for about a year and it should roll out the next week for channels with more than 100,000 subscribers.
So, if you don’t have that many subscribers, you will not get a chance to benefit from the tool.
“We know how frustrating it is when your content is uploaded to other channels without your permission and how time-consuming it can be to manually search for these re-uploads,” Fabio Magagna, who oversees the Copyright Match tool as the product manager at YouTube. “We currently provide some ways for copyright owners to protect their work, but we’ve heard from creators that we should do more and we agree,” Variety writes.
How will this work
Eligible content creators will see a Copyright section in the lest navigation in YouTube Studio.
There will be a special Matches tab that will show any similar videos that YouTube’s new tool will identify.
As a creator, you will be able to message the offending channel and request a removal of their video or just archive the Match not to take action at all.
YouTube also made sure to remind creators that just because they find a match, this doesn’t mean it’s automatically copyright infringement; it could be “fair use, fair dealing or a similar exception to copyright” and thus allowed to be posted by someone else.