YouTube Has Paid $1 Billion to Copyright Holders Since 2007

YouTube has paid out a cool $1 billion to copyright holders since 2007, the company confirmed to NBC Info. It’s all part of YouTube’s Content material materials ID program, which, in keeping with a Google spokesperson, scans 4 hundred years’ worth of content material materials every single day for potential copyright factors. What’s Content material materials ID? Once more inside the earlier days sooner than Google purchased YouTube, major TV networks and report firms complained that the service was chock full of copyrighted packages. To have the ability to scale back down on the countless flood of "Simpsons" and "Seinfeld" clips, Google developed Content material materials ID in 2007, which compares films and songs to distinctive copies provided by the copyright holder. In case you’re a TV group, you’ll decide whether or not or to not shut down violators or income off them by working ads in the direction of their content material materials and retaining the income. Almost all of Content material materials ID’s 500-plus companions decide to monetize in its place of ban these films, consistent with Google, which could make clear why the leisure enterprise shifted from complaining about YouTube to awarding it a Primetime Engineering Emmy Award in 2013.

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— Keith Wagstaff

First revealed October 14 2014, 1:20 PM