29 Feb '16, 5pm
YouTube Taking Steps to Improve False Copyright Claims
A change that could positively impact the situation is instituting harsher penalties for false flagging and false copyright claims. I’ve heard all sorts of suggestions, but the penalties most often mentioned forget one thing, the content owners always have a right to defend their content. YouTube can’t remove that right, even if they have made false claims. But one thing they can do is institute a system that puts the onus back on the claimants if it can be proven that they abuse the system. In that case, I would suggest YouTube require all of their claims be reviewed manually for a period of 30 days (escalating if abuse continues) and that the claimant be charged for the administrative burden if abuse continues beyond a certain point.