With over a billion customers, YouTube is the most important video portal on the Internet. The website is a blessing to hundreds of content material creators, however there are additionally issues amongst rightsholders. The music trade, particularly, shouldn’t be pleased with the reality that music can simply be ripped from the positioning by way of… Read More »
YouTube is thought to be a breeding floor for creators. On the similar time, nonetheless, its additionally repeatedly used to share copyrighted materials with out permission, together with full-length films. If these pirating YouTube customers are caught they typically get a slap on the wrist by Google, or have their YouTube accounts terminated at worst.… Read More »
Research commissioned by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has found that half of 16 to 24-year-olds use stream ripping tools to copy music from sites like YouTube. The industry group says that the problem has grown so much that in volume terms it has overtaken downloading from ‘pirate’ sites.
After having covered many YouTube copyright and Content-ID horrors stories, we can now share a personal experience. A few days ago we uploaded the archive of old TorrentFreak TV episodes to YouTube and within hours we received our very first copyright claim. Ironically, it’s from a friend of the site and one of the last people we expected.
Kim Dotcom’s request for his extradition hearing to be live streamed on the Internet has been granted by a New Zealand High Court judge. Beginning tomorrow, proceedings will be broadcast live on YouTube, despite protests from the United States that the stream could prejudice Dotcom’s criminal trial in the U.S. should he be extradited.
Anti-piracy advocates are continuing to pile the pressure onto YouTube, this time from a quite unexpected angle. Bizarrely, the site is now under attack for allowing people to upload videos that send would-be pirates to scammy sites. But doesn’t that help the cause?