While the YouTube app for Android TV is being updated, bringing interesting news about Playlists, Google’s popular video sharing platform has released its data on reports for violation of copyright.
The report, available on the official blog, is unique and the data collected also indicate a bizarre situation. In fact, only in the first half of 2021 were more than 2.2 million videos that received reports for copyright violations subsequently cancelled. For the exact purpose of this reference period, the reference period shall take into account the videos indicted from January to June 2021.
These are impressive numbers, at least at first reading. By contextualizing this, we realize that it is only 1% of all reports made in the same period, which relate to 729 million. Of these, 99% generated in a totally autonomous way by the tool integrated in the platform, Control ID.
It is also stated that in all cases where a dispute was opened, only 60% of these were then resolved favourably for the author. YouTube’s fight against copyright enforcement is a battle that has been going on for years. Just a couple of years ago, the same company announced that it had redistributed $3 billion of copyright holders to the legitimate copyright holders thanks to Content ID.