|YouTube is again under pressure from the copyright owners, but this time with a quite unexpected claim. The video streaming service is under attack for allowing its users to upload videos that send potential pirates to scammy websites.
In recent months, YouTube has become a battleground over the DMCA and the copyright owners’ war with Google. The record labels were the most active complainers, and the MPAA has just added pressure on YouTube, this time by linking to an article published by moviemaker and anti-piracy advocate Ellen Seidler, which criticizes the streaming service for allowing Internet users to upload fake movies leading others to scammy websites. Such fake movies can be found on YouTube by searching for the name of any mainstream movie adding “full movie”. Such videos usually instruct users to “click the link” below the video to access the full film, but instead lead to scammy websites.
The anti-piracy advocate noted that such fakes pollute YouTube’s results and make the anti-piracy work much harder, because the copyright owners now have to filter the fake movies. But consider for a moment the tremendous negative effect on pirates: earlier, people were able to search for a movie on YouTube, filter out all clips less than 20 minutes long and get a decent copy of the film. But now YouTube’s search results are a horrible place to do so.
If you think that Hollywood must be grateful for someone else infecting potential pirates with malware, which is piracy deterrence, then you are wrong – instead, they urge YouTube to clean up its site, suggesting to do so by detecting and removing these fakes with ContentID.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
|As the comedian says "its just a joke.... its all just a ******* joke"|
|I didn't know "scammy" was a word : /|
|"The anti-piracy advocate noted that such fakes pollute YouTube’s results and make the anti-piracy work much harder"|
So the anti-piracy organisations are now complaining they have to much anti-piracy work to do? Looks like someone needs to go down there and explain to them that they aren't getting funded just to look pretty lol.
|Its making it harder for the trolls to find the real and they can't take down the fake. Why? Cause its not theirs.LOL|
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