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How Youtube Fights Copyright Infringement

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Youtube is responsible for monitoring uploads to watch for copyright infringing videos, and is responsible for taking down videos that violate any copyright laws when they are notified about it. Even though the rules state that users must have the rights to the content they are uploading, thousands of times a day Youtube receives videos that are in violation of copyright laws. [URL="http://mashable.com/2012/02/17/youtube-content-id-faq/"]Mashable[/URL] explains "the [URL="http://www.youtube.com/t/contentid"]Content ID[/URL] is a system that allows rights holders to identify content that is comprised partially or entirely of their content.YouTube started [URL="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118161295626932114.html"]building Content ID in 2007[/URL] after it decided that video and audio fingerprinting technology could help the company in its various legal battles. The problem was that existing systems weren’t good enough for YouTube’s uses."

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