Harvard Professor’s Copyright Lecture Removed from YouTubeAdded: Monday, February 22nd, 2016
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Sony Music sent a takedown request to the well-known streaming service, asking it to remove access to a copyright lecture from Harvard Law professor, and YouTube complied. Although the online course does feature snippets of well-known Jimi Hendrix covers, it still represents a perfect example of fair use due to its clearly educational use.
In most cases, alleged copyright infringements are detected and reported by the automated bots and then are processed by the receiving site automatically as well. This is why this process sometimes results in many false and inaccurate takedown requests. Some believe that YouTube should consider providing its publishers more tools to counter inaccurate requests.
Google, YouTube’s parent company, recognizes this problem and even offers to cover the legal bills of a number of people who argued that their removed videos were protected by “fair use” clause. Another incident emerged a few days ago, when Harvard Law professor had one of his courses pulled from YouTube. Ironically enough, it was the video named “The Subject Matter of Copyright: Music.”
However, the video was still available on the CopyrightX project website and it did indeed include some music clips, all covers of Jimi Hendrix’s Little Wing. Given the educational nature of the video, this would be an excellent example of fair use, but Sony Music still flagged it and subsequently removed from public view. According to industry watchers, there seems to be very little oversight of YouTube takedowns, if any, and with more copyright holders using automated software to flag pirate content the problems may get worse.
In this case, the video was finally reinstated on YouTube after being unavailable for more than a day.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Monday, February 22nd, 2016
|It seems when people talk about the music industry then it becomes this world wide united organization. So copyright is not the same outside America. I heard that ripping music from a CD costs money just for extracting the data from it in some other country. So it is a type of espionage against the music industry because they don't get their money. What a strange policy too.||
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