YouTube gives control of copyright claim with update. YouTube has not been so responsive to the Content creators who have brought the issue on different occasions and the Copyright strikes have aggravated the YouTube content creator community for some time now. But, YouTube’s recent Studio update is finally giving people an easier way to deal with copyright claim disputes.
The new update of YouTube Gives Control of Copyright Claim issues, now creators address copyright disputes directly from their digital back-end work space and gives them the option to trim out the claimed content in question. The “Assisted Trim” option is the biggest feature rolling out with the new Studio update, with the “endpoints of the edit pre-set to where the claimed content appears in the video,” according to a Google product blog. The team is working to allow adjustable endpoints so creators can cut out the specific portion of their video that makes the most sense, but that isn’t available just yet.
We’ve added more info/tools to YouTube Studio to help resolve Copyright strikes & claims.
One time-saving tool: an Assisted Trim option to automatically remove claimed content from a video & release the claim w/o leaving the Copyright details page.
— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) December 18, 2019
YouTube has given content creators the ability to track the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) claims on the studio dashboard. The creators will have access to more information from the take down notice submitted by the claimant.
The new Assisted Trim feature will be available on the details page that can be used by the creators to remove the copyrighted content in the video which simultaneously releases the claim. The endpoints of the trim are preset by YouTube and cannot be changed yet. Creators can easily access a list of their claimed videos either through Content ID or copyright strikes.
Music producer TheFatRat who has seen his share of false claims on YouTube had a positive reaction to the update. FatRat is popular for his glitch-hop music on the platform and had received a copyright strike on a video through ContentID— a copyright system for content partners.
This is great! Really helps creators who get legal but unfair claims. 👍
— TheFatRat (@ThisIsTheFatRat) December 19, 2019
YouTube rolled out a new policy update in July addressing concerns, noting that copyright owners like Universal now must state exactly where copyrighted material appears in a video, something they didn’t have to do before when reporting a case of copyright infringement.
Creators can also filter through their video feeds in Studio to specifically see which videos were hit with copyright claims — leading to demonetized statuses or blocked videos entirely — much more easily. In an effort to be more transparent, the YouTube team is also showing copyright strikes, which are different and far more severe than copyright claims, directly on their Studio Dashboard.
“We’re also providing more transparency about the content of the copyright takedown than ever before, now surfacing the specific description of the copyrighted work provided by the claimant in the takedown notice,” the blog post reads.
YouTube’s blog post also notes there are “many more updates” coming in 2020 that will help creators navigate copyright claim messiness that often plagues their experience. For now, the company is trying to make it easier to work with copyright claims, appeal ones they think are unfair, and keep a closer eye on what’s getting hit.