Ahhh - thanks, very interesting. Reader's Digest version (ooops, trademark infringement?), if I followed it - if the youtube robot scanner detects a violation, it informs the copyright holder, and it is up to the copyright holder to either ask them to take it down, or they can track it to see how much positive exposure they are getting from it, or share in ad revenue from youtube.
I suppose if they get no response from the copyright holder, they take it down to protect themselves.
I need to look at this more - is it obvious to the viewer that the copyright holder has approved the video? If so, then I won;t feel any guilt watching these, or worry so much that they will be taken down in the future.
Originally Posted by robnplunder
Wow, another vote for this being absurd.
I don't think you are following this. The copyright violation is an automatic detection system. No one is doing anything absurd (though the results might seem absurd), youtube really needs to default to the conservative side of kicking out marginal things to protect themselves. What else can they do?
Originally Posted by Chuckanut
As I understand it, the software detected his podcast in the station's broadcast and in effect cloaked the podcast with the station's copyright causing the podcast to be flagged as a violation of the station's copyright, even though the podcast itself existed independently of the broadcast. It was purely an automated response, proving again that computers do what we tell them to do not what we want them to do.
I'm still not sure I'm following this. Are you saying that once the station posted their broadcast (with the podcast excerpt in it), that the youtube system saw the podcast as the property of the station, and then the original podcast got flagged?
Seems a bit out there, from what I know. I've heard that youtube has created 'fingerprints' of copyrighted material, and use that to flag stuff.That is what that 'Shazam' app was all about - they were actually using that to test the 'finfgerprint' idea. But are they creating fingerprints for every news broadcast out there - possibly, just seems outside what they are looking for to me.