YouTube admits to making millions of false copyright claims on videos – Pokde.Net

After all the complaints from content creators around the world, YouTube has finally admitted millions of bogus copyright infringement claims due to the Content ID system. Here is what you need to know.

YouTube admits to making millions of bogus copyright claims on videos

YouTube admits to making millions of bogus copyright claims on videos

In an effort to improve corporate transparency, YouTube released its first copyright transparency report. One of the most interesting details of the report is that over 2 million videos have received bogus copyright claims. The worst ? it was only the first half of 2021.

According to their official blog post, the report will be updated twice a year in the future. There are also 729 million copyright infringement claims from January to June 2021. The majority of those claims were made using their Content ID tool for music and general media.

YouTube admits to making millions of bogus copyright claims on videos

Interestingly enough, YouTube claims that less than “1% of all Content ID claims have been disputed.” While that might sound puny, that still puts it at around 3.5 million disputed claims in the first half of 2021 alone. When it comes to resolved cases, 60% of them were in favor of the downloader, and that is especially important because copyright claims can result in significant loss of revenue for content creators.

After all, it’s still amazing to think that the Content ID system, which is heavily criticized by a number of top YouTubers, has managed to perform well. Even the company itself admitted that it was not perfect and that it was certainly difficult to improve. For now, we’ll say more on that as more information becomes available, so stay tuned.


Pokdepinion: Honestly, I expected the numbers to be much higher, but I guess that’s not the case after all. Hopefully they can find ways to improve themselves further, as many content creators are afraid of the system, especially since it is easy to abuse it.

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