Fix youtube copywrite!

Fix youtube copywrite!

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Sam King started this petition to YouTube

I see the problem as YouTube allowing content to be uploaded by one person with another person’s work incorporated in it.

You may see the problem as them striking content that you believe is not infringing, even though you did include something that you found on the web.

The difference is that many individuals don’t understand that EVERYTHING is subject to copyright, and that access (on the web, for example) does NOT confer the right to use that material.

Copyright strikes usually come when the true owner of the material files a claim asserting that you have used their work without their permission (aka stolen it).

There are also some people who file false claims, but they’re not all that common.

And there is a system that is supposed to detect use of infringing material — but it doesn’t work well. There have been legal settlements that require them to appear to filter them out, but YT has no incentive to make it better, because they make money from your infringing videos.

As for why they distrust everyone — it’s a rational default position. The vast majority of individuals infringe routinely. They don’t even realize that they’re doing anything wrong.

Remember — things on the web are NOT in the public domain. Making something available for your viewing is NOT the same as granting you permission to use it in another way.

When you do so, you can do untold harm to the original creator — making it impossible for them to sell certain rights or otherwise make a living from their work.

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