Thursday, March 8, 2012

Picking a Wild Salad: You Tube and the Infringing Sounds of Nature

60 hours of video are uploaded every minute to You Tube so when disputes arise it can be difficult for the video service to mediate between users and rights holders. You Tube uses ContentID an automated system to identify possible infringing content and then allows rights holders to pull any infringing videos from the site. However what happens when a rights holder claims the ambient sounds of nature as their property?  This article highlights how You Tube’s policies have given rights holders powers that may bypass the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
The video mentioned in the article has been restored to You Tube.

Link to the story.

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