YouTube Revises System for Taking Down Videos

Google's YouTube has revised its Content ID system to recognize content more accurately, to reduce the incidence of mistakes, and to force copyright holders to either drop a claim or file a formal DMCA notification when a user appeals a rejected Content ID counter-claim. YouTube rights management product manager Thabet Alfishawi in a blog post said that although the company still has work to do to improve the way Content ID works, these changes will help ensure that "the rights of both content owners and users are protected and everyone can control their original content and make money from it."