Google “we’re constantly improving our content identification and management tools (“Content ID“) on YouTube…Over 1,000 content owners use Content ID, that lets them account for fair uses of their content: they can easily create policies depending on proportion of a claimed video that contains their work, or absolute length of clip. For e.g., a record label might decide to block videos that contain over one minute of a given song, but leave up videos that contain less than one minute[…]Still, to make sure that users also have choices when dealing with content they upload to YouTube, we’ve made it easy for users to dispute inappropriate claims: “ »When you receive a notice in your account via Content ID, we tell you who claimed the content, and direct you to a form that lets you dispute claim »If you believe your video is fair use, check the box that reads “This video uses copyrighted material in a manner that doesn’t require approval of copyright holder.” If you’re not sure if your video qualifies, learn here »Once you’ve filed a dispute, your video immediately goes back up on YouTube »From this point, claimant then makes a decision about whether to file a formal DMCA notification, and remove the content from the site according to process set forth in DMCA,” explains Google.
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