YouTube’s Copyright Match Tool finds videos uploaded without the creator’s permission
The first batch of creators to get access to the new tool will be limited to channels with more than 100,000 subscribers.
Copyright infringement has been a frustration for YouTube creators for years. In a big step toward addressing the problem, YouTube announced is releasing a Copyright Match Tool next week that will allow creators to find out if their videos have been uploaded by other channels.
Using technology similar to YouTube’s Content ID tool, the Copyright Match Tool will first scan a video uploaded for review by a creator, and then scan other video uploads to detect if similar, or the same, video content has been uploaded by another channel.
“When there is a match, it will appear in the ‘matches’ tab in the tool and you can decide what to do next,” writes Fabio Magagna, the product manager for the Copyright Match Tool, on the YouTube Creators blog.