YouTube’s new studio update is decisively providing people a simple way to accord with copyright claim disputes. YouTube’s copyright claims system can be trouble for creators. Content ID- the platform’s automated cross-checking system- is overzealous in demonetizing or removing videos. YouTube has made things a bit easier for creators with an update. Users now have a fair view of which videos consist of copyrighted material and have the option to quickly removing the offending sections.
The recent update now allows creators to address copyright disputes straight form their digital backend workspace and provides them the choice to drop out the claimed content in question. The “Assisted Trim” option is the main feature rising with the new studio update, with the “endpoint 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 permit adjustable endpoints so creators can trim out the particular portion of their video that makes much sense, but that isn’t available just yet.
Copyright disputes between creators and music labels or third-party companies are a constant problem on YouTube. The company has tried to work with different companies to make sure that creators aren’t consistently facing copyright claims, but it’s been an annoying battle. Recently this year, creators particularly called out groups like Universal Music, which owns one of the largest catalogs of songs, for being overzealous with copyright claims.
YouTube launches a new policy update in July stating 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 previously when reporting a case of copyright infringement.
Creators can also filter their videos 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 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 generally 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.