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A new, less lucrative, policy on copyrighted music may lower the amount of claims against creators.
According YouTube, the company will discontinue its policy of allowing copyright owners to share in the ad revenue of creators video clips that contain unintentional and 'very short' clips of copyrighted music.
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Instead, owners of the copyright will only be able to have YouTube remove the clip or leave the video up and prevent the publisher from earning money from it.
The move, according to a blog post from YouTube, is meant to make its system more fair while taking into account the complaints of copyright owners.
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'Without the option to monetize, some copyright owners may choose to leave very short or unintentional uses unclaimed,' said that company.
'Others may choose to prevent monetization of the video by any party. And some may choose to apply a block policy.'
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YouTube will continue to use its AI powered Content ID match system to hunt down clips that contain copyrighted material which its says find the 'vast majority' of material already.
Since the new policy only applies to clips that are manually reported, it means that if the clip is discovered by YouTube's system, copyright holders will still be...
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