A group of lawmakers are pressing Google to make one of YouTube’s signature anti-piracy features available to a greater number of creators of copyrighted content. Earlier this month, a dozen Capitol Hill lawmakers led by Sen. Thom Tillis (R-TN) sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki asking them if they have considered making its Content ID more widely available, and whether they would also publish the criteria they consider for eligibility to use the service.
YouTube’s Content ID is used by movie studios, record labels and rights collection societies as a way to automatically spot infringing content, but indie companies, like Millennium Media, have been denied access to the anti-piracy tool.Lawmakers Press Google, YouTube On Making Anti-Piracy Tool Available To Wider Range Of Content Creators — Deadline
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