Video Restrictions and Copyright Issues
Posted by YouTube Fan at April 16th, 2012
Everybody already knows that YouTube is the biggest video watching website in the world and each day millions of people browse it to watch videos, broadcasts and movies and YouTubers upload millions of videos each day. What most people do not know is that apart from being a video watching and uploading website, YouTube has now become one of the biggest social media websites of the world. The best thing about YouTube is that anyone can see any video on it.
Copyright and the internet
Facebook has recently become under scrutiny because of the way it handles users’ data but because of copyright issues and the amount of non-proprietary material in YT, it has to do a better job at managing privacy issues and copyright because of what is created from the users. Data, videos and channels on YT can remain private or limited to some people or countries only. If you buy a product form us and you do not receive the amount of views or extras that you ordered, check if you have put any restrictions on the countries that can see your video because it could be that some of our viewers come from those countries and it is not showing up in the stats because you have restrictions your video. Even though, this is an essential feature of YouTube as other social media websites also offer privacy contents for users. With that said, if you come across any video, documentary, movie, lecture, or lesson that does not play and it displays that you cannot view this video due to privacy or copyright contents, it could be that your country has requested that the video be blocked because it has sensitive information. Content generators always try to get as many viewers as they can but sometimes, other players come into play to limit the audience that the material can reach. YouTube is a free video watching website and its aim is to provide the best experience to its users but sometimes third parties do intervene and that changes the experience that the users receive. YouTube and Google do not have the choice but to play by the rules.
What can you do
Copyright issues has always been a hot topic and YT and the internet changed the way companies and (some) artists fight for their right. Artists and content producers are understanding that copyright restrictions is not the right way to fight piracy because there will always be way to get around this. Some bands such as U2 and Gorillaz are using a hybrid model where some of the content is delivered freely and the rest is pay as you go. This turned out to be a good compromise between copyright gatekeepers and pirates as sales increased and pirated songs decreased. We recommend every artist to try to embrace new models like this that yield more power to the little guys and less power to the powerhouses that own the controlling stake in the music industry to even out the balance of power a little bit.