Google, on Thursday released a set of tougher copyright policies for YouTube users, requiring infringers to watch a copyright tutorial and pass a test before allowing them to continue using the service.
YouTube Copyright School
“We want to help our users operate within the law and within our guidelines. Requiring that people complete copyright school after receiving a copyright notification means they’ll understand why their actions were wrong, come away with a better understanding of the law and be more likely to comply with YouTube’s guidelines in future,” a YouTube representative said in a statement
Just last week, lawmakers hammered Google for failing to clamp down on websites that illegally offer copyrighted material and knockoff goods. The apparent purpose of these updated policies may be to head off additional legislation, lawsuits, regulation and other negative impacts to the site.
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