How much of the content on Youtube is "stolen"?
June 18, 2014 10:11 AM Subscribe
I am trying to locate studies or cited figures that estimate how much of the content on Youtube is posted without permission or attribution.
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I also can't find data about how many DMCA claims are filed and what percentage of those claims result in a video being removed.
I've found various estimates of how much video footage is uploaded or viewed every minute (and similar claims). But I can't find an estimate of how much of that video footage is uploaded by its rightful owners, or how much of the total viewing audience is unknowingly (or even knowingly) watching "stolen" footage.
There are many complications. For example: Music is uploaded by random people, but rather than delete the videos, they are sometimes monetized and the resulting revenue is directed to the legal owners. For the sake of this question, I consider the views before the monetized step to be "stolen" but after the monetized step to be "with permission".
I realize this is a complex question. Thanks for any answers or guidance on how to tackle it.