Derek Slater,If the DMCA is such an important legal framework, then why does YouTube continue to circumvent it with their ContentID system?ContentID allows big media companies to profit from the creative works of video publishers who exercise their fair use rights by remixing and parodying preexisting content.YouTube's ContentID system creates an environment where "fair use" of preexisting content may result in the automatic placement of advertisements on the new creative work. These advertisements create revenue for YouTube and the rights holder of the original content--not the rights holder of the new, repurposed content.Basically, ContentID avoids the DMCA entirely, and it creates ad revenue that benefits YouTube and big media companies, while trampling the rights of the "fair use" artist.Your employer has been turning its back on Fair Use for 3+ years. Until Google fixes the obvious flaws in ContentID, please refrain from publishing these meaningless, hypocritical blog posts.Walk the walk or shut up.
ContentID and the DMCA have almost nothing to do with each other, mate. Non-sequitir much?ContentID is also not expected to be 100% accurate. If one feels that their rights were "trampled" by ads appearing on the same page as your parodies, I strongly suspect one may simply ask to get things corrected ...so then you can have ads on your YouTube page instead of having ads your YouTube page....and as much as I don't like it, last I checked remixes still weren't generally held to be fair use--only parodies....
@Eshk,Apparently you're really anxious to prove a point and be right about something. This obviously isn't a topic you're qualified to speak about, but I do acknowledge your efforts and wish you luck in your quest to sound intelligent...mate.
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