What's with the prevalence of filmed-off-TV YouTube videos?
January 27, 2012 4:34 PM   Subscribe

Why is it that, when content providers go on DMCA takedown-sprees on YouTube, versions of the content that were visibly filmed off of a TV or other monitor often remain? Is this some kind of loophole, or do content providers choose not to go after low quality copies of copyrighted content?
posted by speedgraphic to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
YouTube has an automated system called Content ID, that checks for content that copyright holders have uploaded as reference files. The low quality versions taped off of a TV are often not close enough to the reference files to be caught, and can only be removed by manual takedown requests.
posted by burnmp3s at 4:42 PM on January 27, 2012 [1 favorite]

Also, often the stuff you see on the tubes is flipped like a mirror.
posted by iamabot at 4:47 PM on January 27, 2012 [3 favorites]

This is out of date (Content ID being upgraded since) but it gives you an idea of the technical issues/loopholes involved.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 7:17 PM on January 27, 2012

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