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Video sharing website YouTube has introduced a new audio library tool that allows users to see what happens to their videos if they upload content with copyright protected material included.
Users will be able to upload videos and see if they will either be removed, muted or monetised by musicians and record labels through the use of advertising.
The tool also displays a library of music that is either available for free or is supported by advertising.
Currently, YouTube runs a content ID programme which allows right holders to upload protected material to the website’s database. Videos that are uploaded are then flagged by the Content ID System if they are using copyrighted material.
YouTube has made previous attempts to address the abuse of musicians’ rights on the platform. In June, it asked musicians and record labels to sign a new licensing agreement as it was about to launch a new paid for streaming service.
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