Copyright GONE WILD? (WTFU)

Tech and Science News: Copyright GONE WILD? (WTFU)

MORE channels and videos are being hit by unjust copyright claims. What's going on? Is the whole system broken? And what does fair use even mean?! Well, friend, we have a lot of stories to share in this business.

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  • Ironlordthemad FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Not going to lie the whole Copyright situation is making me a little nervous about trying to do my own youtube content in the future.

  • figsonfire FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I feel like the best way to deal with this situation is to put a little more pressure on those issuing the strikes.


    Firstly, make them verify that they're not a bot before they issue a take down claim. That way content creators can at least know that a real. physical person looked at their video and had a problem with it, not just a bot that searched for key terms and came across a random video. Bots were what brought down Team Fourstar and they seem to be a common tactic used by big corporations to ensure their brand is protected without needing to waste manpower combing through every single video that contains their product.


    Second, that if a company or person knowingly files a copyright strike erroneously, they have to pay a penalty for it. That could range from forfeiting all the ad revenue they might have gained from the video, to not being able to issue a takedown notice to the channel for certain length of time (again designed to prevent bots or people from spamming take downs for no reason). Sure its not a perfect system but almost nothing is.


    This dialogue is important to engage in because of YouTube's place as the biggest repository of visual media in the world. As long as we work to improve it and refine it we're making good progress!

  • Zatala FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Here's TeamFourStar's response to the issue.

  • 1000MCHIEF FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Follow @AH_Michael_dick

    1 year ago

    This is why I love watching RT stuff on roosterteeth.com

  • Dakicus

    1 year ago

    I'm glad I'm not the only one that noticed that rock on Ashleys finger. When did you guys get engaged?

  • JonnyVicious FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Did Ashley and Burnie get married? I noticed the rock at the end of the video.

    • MoXfy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      well we havent heard any, but she did have a ring on there at the end yea

    • TheWallaceIsIn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTXSyd Guardian

      1 year ago

      Burnie confirmed they got engaged about a month ago, after someone posted a screenshot of the ring on Ashley's finger on Reddit ^_^

  • EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold http://bit.ly/2xQCPgy

    1 year ago

    If there is monetary redirection, the entity (or person) making the claim should be required to provide more proof than simply saying, "I represent so-and-so, give to me large monies from video maker." It's no wonder that exploit is rampant.


    Using copyright reportings to fraudulently make claims should result in action taken against the "plaintiff" account (just like frivolous lawsuits have consequences). Young accounts should be required to jump through more hoops on their claims before action is taken against the "defendant" account.


    These twitchy, paranoid reactions spread to the users, and the users will go elsewhere once enough of them have had enough.

  • TyasLooksAt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I've always thought (having run a web show myself on and off for the last three years) that it'd be useful if there was some sort of license or agreement that could be signed, saying that those making videos understand whats fine to put up and will abide by the basics of fair use.

    Then if there's an issue, have someone from youtube take a look at it and make the judgement, cause a solid amount of those are going to be fraudulent and easy to deal with and only a few are ever real.

    Cause at the end of the day what pretty much everyone is asking for is some level of human interaction from youtube to show they actually understand, instead of putting their fingers in their ears and going "la la la, it's all fine"

  • Dum8kid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I'm sorry Ashley, you've quite literally asked for what you have coming to you.

    • WolfMonkey

      1 year ago

      I almost feel bad for what's bound to come, but she DID ask for it

  • Phatnaru FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Youtube can't do anything. It's up to copyright holder to not be power hungry pricks and file claims on videos that, at most, advertise the IP.

    • erdrik

      1 year ago

      The issue is not copyright holders filing claims.


      The issues are:

      1. the claimant keeps all revenue from the duration of the claim, even if the result is that the claim is false

      2. fakers pretending to be copyright holders so they can get the revenue from the duration of the claim

      3. it only takes 3 simultaneous take downs to terminate a channel automatically, thus allowing power hungry picks to silence and censor critisim against their product

    • Phatnaru FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      They wouldn't have such strict rules if it wasn't for copyright holders suing them for things that aren't their fault.

  • AllieK1997 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Sorry if I'm late to the party (and this pretty much has nothing to do with this video) but WHERE DID THAT RING ON ASHLEY'S FINGER COME FROM

  • RTLstuff FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Normal Meat Person

    1 year ago

    YouTube is a shitshow right now and I just hope this all gets worked out well for everyone soon. I even got two 'Unlisted' videos flagged by YouTube recently that I made like 6 years ago. Granted they definitely violated many laws because I was dumb when made/uploaded them, but still they were unlisted and it was years ago.

  • pwners4u FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    i had a english cover of hero in my playlist from Jonathan Young and then all of a sudden its been hit with copyright and i went to look for a response video from him and then saw that other videos that uploaded his cover (which isn't right without asking Jonathan) were taken down also. i looked at jonathan's video to see who maid the claim and it was a japanese music company but the video is original and his cover is in another language