Friday, 9 September 2011

YouTubes ContentID Piracy Filter Wreaks Havoc

YouTube describes its Content-ID anti-piracy filter as a state-of-the-art technology, but those who look closely can see that in some cases it creates a huge mess.

The system invites swindlers to claim copyright on other peoples videos and make money off them through ads. It automatically assigns thousands of videos to people who dont hold the copyrights, and its take-down process appears to be hugely biased towards copyright holders.


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