You are browsing YouTube and suddenly come across a video that looks worryingly familiar. In fact, someone simply uploaded your content and claimed it as their own. And it can be a painstakingly time-consuming task to manually search for all those re-uploads and deal with them. Of course, there are a number of ways to protect your content but sometimes, they just don’t cut it.
Luckily, there will be an end to this! YouTube has announced earlier this week that they are releasing a new Copyright Match tool! The new feature is designed to find re-uploads of your content on other channels.
After uploading a video, YouTube will now scan other videos uploaded to see if any of them are the same or very similar. If there is a match, these will appear in the ‘Matches’ tab in the tool, giving you the option to manage these more effectively and quickly.
YouTube will monitor usage closely and will continue to expand over the coming months with the long-term goal of making it available to every creator in the YouTube Partner program.
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