GearAndGuitars 2nd February 2015 09:33 AM
The Dark Side Of YouTube | Zach Hemsey
It’s no secret that copyrighted content gets illegally uploaded to YouTube daily. Many of these videos are completely harmless (fan-made music videos, bedroom sing-alongs, etc). However, few realize that copyrighted content is also being illegally monetized on YouTube daily. This occurs when someone naively (or not so naively) monetizes their upload of a 3rd party work, but it also occurs in a far more troubling way: the systematic monetization of every upload of a 3rd party work via YouTube’s Content ID System.