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YouTube’s Content ID Flags Wind As Copyrighted Audio, Slaps Ads On It
As wonderful as it can be, YouTube is a nightmare when it comes to rights management. With the millions of people uploading one hour of footage with each passing second, it's nigh impossible to prevent all copyright infringement. Still, YouTube and rightsholders try, which often results in severely unfair takedowns. There are other methods though, like YouTube's Content ID, which lets alleged rightsholders slap advertising on videos that allegedly use their content. It's better than a takedown, but it's still pretty messed up. A company called BFM Digital, for instance, started slapping ads on a free video because they claimed to hold the rights to originally recorded wind sounds, and YouTube is helping them do it.Read on...