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Old 12th December 2011
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Originally Posted by aroundtheworld View Post
The pirates of YouTube | Technology |

Interesting read. Apparently YouTube has no procedural mechanism to facilitate uncopyrighted public domain works, so when a media giant falsely issues a takedown claim against such a work, the uploader has no way to contest the claim and restore the work.

ContentID has been effective at monetizing uploaded content for the rightsholders -- 90% of those using it choose to monetize rather than remove their content -- but YouTube clearly needs some sort of method to defend against a takedown claim on the grounds of the public domain.
Robert Levene mentioned the YouTube/ContentID thing on the To the Point Broadcast that I think Rack Gear linked- it was very interesting to hear the way that works out....