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Thread: YouTube muting unauthorized music videos

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    Detale's Avatar Go Snatch a Judge
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    "January 14, 2009
    Google Inc.'s YouTube has begun disabling the audio on music videos that its users post without authorization of copyright holders, according to numerous reports on Twitter and other online sites.

    A note appears on the screen which says "This video contains an audio track that has not been authorized by all copyright holders. The audio has been disabled.

    Mountain View-based Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and YouTube have been tracking use of copyrighted music until now and simply notifying users when it finds infringement. Muting the videos is a new tactic.

    In a company blog on Wednesday, the company said it gives users the option of muting the soundtrack of videos that may violate copyright. If they don't, the company said it takes down the whole video.

    "Previously, when a music label or other rights owner issued a copyright claim to block audio, the video was automatically taken down," the blog said. "Uploaders had two choices: dispute the claim or use our AudioSwap tool to replace the track with one from our library of pre-cleared music. Now we've added an additional choice."

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    Last edited by Detale; 01-15-2009 at 05:16 PM.

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    The record companies just want everybody to view their pixelated add covered copies of the vids to make money off it. They could care less about the music and the fans. sad

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    viru5's Avatar ~ Addicted BT Rep: +6BT Rep +6
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    Copiright's -.-'

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    WHiKWiRE's Avatar MooPhEuS
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    I guess I'll have to settle for high quality x264 rips the MViD scene provides

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    Soon no one wants to buy or listen to copyrights music just to demonstrates their frustations.

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    They're backing viewers into a corner. If the people want to share their music and videos, they will find a way... This will just force those kids to find other sources of pirated material.

    Their efforts serve only to protect their own asses from the increasingly hostile environment surrounding the entertainment industries. Screw 'em; they're just losing viewers.
    Last edited by Brenya; 01-19-2009 at 02:43 AM.


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