Video creators across the globe are having their work removed from the world’s largest video sharing site.
The removal has been flagged by YouTube’s global head of content David Drummond as the biggest piracy problem in recent years, and has prompted many to call for action from the video site.
“YouTube has an extremely aggressive takedown policy, and it’s been very hard to combat that policy,” Mr Drummond told BuzzFeed News in a phone interview.
Mr Drummond said the takedowns were “not only bad for video creators but bad for the video ecosystem”.””
The fact that it’s happening to so many people, especially in the United States and Europe, and also in Asia, is pretty worrying.”
Mr Drummond said the takedowns were “not only bad for video creators but bad for the video ecosystem”.
“What it’s doing is removing the content of people who have been making content for years,” he said.
“That’s not a good thing, it’s not the way you want to promote your brand or your content.”
The site is one of the most popular destinations for users to upload and share content, with the vast majority of the videos being created by the likes of YouTube creators and content creators who are themselves licensed to make their own content.
Mr Drummonds said it was “not a coincidence” that many of the people who made the videos that YouTube removed were from the US and Europe.
“What we’ve been seeing is people from the U.S. and Europe come to YouTube and start making their own videos,” he explained.
“They’ve been working in a very niche market.
They’ve been making a small income for themselves, they’ve been spending all their time on YouTube.”
Then they’ve realised that they don’t have the resources to go to the studio and produce their own work, and that’s when YouTube takes their content off their account.
“The majority of those people, who make the majority of their money, are going to be paid a very small amount, which they’ll be able to get in the U, but not in the US or Europe.”
Mr Drummond said YouTube’s crackdown was the result of a lack of enforcement.
“I think the main reason why it has gone on this long is because we have not had a significant crackdown on video creators, we haven’t had a major crackdown on copyright infringement on YouTube, and the enforcement on that has been very, very weak,” he told BuzzFeed.
“There’s been a lack for enforcement, so people just don’t take these steps and do what’s right for them, and YouTube is not doing that.”
Mr Muscat also pointed to YouTube’s inability to tackle piracy.
“One of the things that we’re seeing is a very, a very aggressive approach, we’re doing our best to remove content, but it’s very difficult,” he warned.
“It’s very hard, and when you look at how easy it is for people to go into the marketplace, it makes the market harder to regulate.”
Mr Combs said he was “truly sorry” for the videos YouTube had removed, but that “there is nothing more damaging to the ecosystem than a rogue or a broken service”.
“I want to see the people that made these videos and these videos that I watched and the people watching those videos who were making money and making a profit, and not to have to look at the videos they uploaded,” he continued.
“Because if I don’t know about it, they can’t make money off of it, so it’s really devastating to the people making it.”
Topics:business-economics-and-finance,online-content,technology,youtube-inc,technology-and://social-media,media,technology/social-games,arts-and.media,arts,artsmedia,education,technology—tech-and%E2%80%93-technology,technology_policy,internet-technology/article552412b2-f8e1-4e52-9e8d-f7b6d7f9f937,us,ca,au,united-statesMr Drumming said YouTube was working hard to crack down on copyright infringements and said the company was “very focused on removing illegal content”.
“We want to make sure that we do everything we can to make it easy for people who are looking for content to find it,” he added.
“So if they find it and they find the video, they will get a notification to the account owner, the copyright owner, and they will be able make a takedown request and they can take that video down.”
YouTube has also announced a number of new initiatives aimed at curbing piracy and stopping it from happening again.
The company has launched a new video-sharing site called Youtube Music, which will allow users to create and upload their own music videos.
The service will be available for free for anyone who has a YouTube account, and users