YouTube to carryout copyright check for videos while they are being uploaded to protect users from copyright strike

Anyone who uploads videos to YouTube must be careful about all kinds of faux pas, especially because copyright claims can quickly lead to the video or the entire channel being blocked. In the future, however, YouTube wants to recognize copyright infringements before they are published.

So far, YouTube videos are usually only checked for copyright infringements after they have been published. The rights holders and YouTube themselves have been actively hunting down users for years who publish videos with stolen content or unlicensed music, for example.

The result is usually the blocking or at least de-monetization of the videos, but alternatively, even a user's channel can be blocked. As Matt Navarra noted on Twitter, YouTube is now looking to make coping with copyright violations easier. First and foremost, a new function of the upload feature should be introduced.

YouTube: Copyright check during upload

Detect earlier to protect users

To this end, YouTube is apparently integrating a new page in its uploader, which checks for possible copyright violations during the upload process. For this purpose, the video is checked before it is published in order to discover possible violations of the specifications and to save the user problems later.

How exactly the whole thing works is currently still open. It is likely that YouTube is using its "Content ID" system, which has already automatically tracked copyright violations. So far, however, this has only been done after the videos have been published.

If the new function actually encounters content in the future that the respective uploader has no rights to use, you will have the opportunity to eliminate the problems. However, this is not a final solution, as rights holders can still take action against the respective authors after a video has been published. The new copyright check does not yet seem to be used for all users before publication, as Google and YouTube will probably first carry out A / B tests.

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