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YouTube Schools Pirates About Copyright

Written on April 18, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Because it's everyone's right to copyright.

In case you haven’t noticed, or in case you haven’t violated any copyright laws yet (good for you!), has uploaded a fun and educational video that sends copyright violators to . The teachers? None other than your trusty pals — the cast of .

Learn how to properly obey copyright issues through this simple, yet visually ecstatic, and you might learn a thing or two when it comes to uploading ‘stolen content.’

YouTube has definitely noticed how a lot of their content are stolen, so they re-examined its approach to copyright infringement to make the site a safer, more protected place for everyone:

“YouTube has always had a policy to suspend users who have received three uncontested copyright notifications. This policy serves as a strong deterrent to copyright offenders. However, we’ve found that in some cases, a one-size-fits-all suspension rule doesn’t always lead to the right result. Consider, for example, a long-time YouTube user who received two copyright notifications four years ago but who’s uploaded thousands of legitimate videos since then without a further copyright notification. Until now, the four-year-old notifications would have stayed with the user forever despite a solid track record of good behavior, creating the risk that one new notification – possibly even a fraudulent notification – would result in the suspension of the account. We don’t think that’s reasonable. So, today we’ll begin removing copyright strikes from user’s accounts in certain limited circumstances, contingent upon the successful completion of YouTube Copyright School, as well as a solid demonstrated record of good behavior over time.”

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