The copyright claim system on YouTube is infamous for disadvantaging creators. Most copyright holders have the final say and control over much of the claim process, even if it is fraudulent or unjustified.
However, YouTube will make life slightly easier for creators by creating the “restrictions” tab in the YouTube Studio app. Creators will thus have a more comprehensive view of copyrighted content, making it easy to remove or dispute it.
Depending on the situation, the creator may make use of the tools provided to remove the rights content. For example, if it’s a song, the creator can quickly replace or mute the track. If it is a video, you can remove the clip with the content in question.
These actions will immediately “release” the video in question from the claims. The truth is that these options already exist in the YouTube embedded video editor but now they are directly related to the copyright claims system.
This eases but does not solve the biggest problem.
While this makes it easier to handle claims on the YouTube interface, the big problem remains: companies retain the power. As mentioned, when a company makes a copyright claim and the creator disputes, it is the company that decides whether the dispute is legitimate or not.
Obviously, if it is in the company’s financial interest, it may disregard the creator’s challenge, however legitimate it may be. As such, creators on YouTube remain vulnerable to such situations.
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