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  • October 4, 2012: Victory! A little over one year after I began campaigning to raise awareness of the fatal flaws in YouTube's Content ID dispute process, YouTube has announced some much needed reforms, including a new appeals process which will put an end to copyright claimants acting as the ultimate judge of their own false claims. Both Ars Technica and Extreme Tech have published articles in which I am quoted. To real my full response to the changes, click here.
  • November 21, 2011: Wired.com published an article on abuses of the YouTube Content ID system which mentioned FairUseTube.org and quoted me in a statement. The article does a great job of highlighting the problem of companies using fraudulent Content ID claims to hijack ad revenue from videos they do not own the copyright to.
  • September 6, 2011: The tech and copyright blog TorrentFreak published an article calling attention to the systemic failures of YouTube's copyright system, which included a statement from me and cited my article on the subject. Read the TorrentFreak article here, and my article about the flaws in the Content ID system here.
  • July 13, 2011: Tech policy group Public Knowledge announced my video, "Fair Use School: The Rest of the Copyright Story" as the winning entry in its video contest calling for a response to YouTube's "Copyright School" video. Specifically, my video responds to YouTube's downplaying of fair use, showing that rather than being nothing more than inaccessible legal jargon which ordinary YouTube users could never hope to understand, it is a valuable tool which video creators can use to defend their videos against takedown notices. For more info, read Public Knowledge's announcement, and the TechDirt article covering the story.
  • Nov. 24, 2010: I was interviewed about copyright issues and YouTube on Illumination Radio with Mr. Roger, which was broadcast on Motivational Radio (an online radio station) on November 23. You can download an MP3 of the interview here.

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The information on this site is specific to United States federal law and does not apply to other jurisdictions. The material on this site is NOT legal advice and is no substitute for consulting a qualified attorney. This site is meant to offer general legal information only, and its author cannot be held liable for any action you may take in a particular situation. Also be aware that some material on this site is my own personal opinion and I cannot guarantee it would be upheld in a court of law. The issues surrounding copyright infringement are highly complex, and even experienced lawyers often cannot predict the outcome of a copyright dispute with any certainty.  Please be aware that the dispute procedures outlined here can have potentially serious legal consequences, and they are not to be undertaken lightly. If you have any doubt about the legality of your material, please consult a qualified attorney before taking any action.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 November 2012 17:05