Google released a new video tutorial on YouTube copyright and a redesigned copyright help center today. Also, Google made two changes to copyright process to be sure that users understand the rules, and that users who abide by those rules can remain active on the site.
First, "if we receive a copyright notification for one of your videos, you'll now be required to attend "YouTube Copyright School," which involves watching a copyright tutorial and passing a quiz to show that you've paid attention and understood the content before uploading more content to YouTube."
And, second, "YouTube has always had a policy to suspend users who've received three uncontested copyright notifications. This policy serves as a strong deterrent to copyright offenders. However, we've found that in some cases, a one-size-fits-all suspension rule doesn't always lead to the right result. So, today we'll begin removing copyright strikes from user's accounts in certain limited circumstances, contingent upon the successful completion of YouTube Copyright School, as well as a solid demonstrated record of good behavior over time. Expiration of strikes isn't guaranteed, and as always, YouTube may terminate an account at any time for violating Terms of Service," explains Google.
Watch the YouTube Copyright School video below:
Reference: YoTune copyright help center
[Source: YouTube blog]