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YouTube to Protect Content Producers from Copyright Trolls


YouTube added a new step to protecting content producers. Now, content producers will be less afraid of third-party producers who want to receive revenue from the content because of a single second.

The Internet is a really strange medium, and some people are trying to gain in many controversial ways. One of them is to claim rights on various videos. This way, you can request that you receive revenue from the content you specify. If you are an artist who really works and produces work, that is of course your right, but there are also those who use it for content trolling.

Youtube announced on Twitter that it has changed its policies to demand manual earnings for videos. After that, when the copyright request is made for short music tracks (eg 5 seconds of song) or sounds that are not planned to be included in the content (such as music playing in a passing car), the video's gain will not be claimed.

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Rights holders may want to make money on these videos or block the video directly, but will be able to edit the content using timestamps.

YouTube said it would make more changes to protect content producers, but considered this decision an important step.

Up to 10 seconds of music on YouTube

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YouTube said the move aims to "increase justice in the producer ecosystem while respecting the right of holders to prevent unauthorized use of their content". The new system will be launched in mid-September.

With the new system, it is prevented that all earnings are paid to another person for a section of 3-4 seconds in content that lasts for minutes. Those who act as the common denominator of the Islamic world and claim the rights of every video that reads the call to prayer will be disabled. In the new system, songs can be used up to 10 seconds (they say single-digit seconds).

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Still, it will be in the hands of the platform to stretch this rule change. Sanctions can be applied to those who abuse the property. Nevertheless, there will be a small amount of freedom for content producers.