youtube’s copyright infringement algorithms

so youtube is doing its due diligence by checking to see if your videos have audio that infringes on any WMG content and if they detect that your video is using their content, the audio will be muted. this really hampers casual use of audio content from various sources.

on the one hand, it’s great that there’s this technology that protects artist’s content, but it sort of sucks for me who wants to use that content for videos. even if i have bought the track on itunes, it seems that if i have bought i should be able to use it however i want, but i guess there’s this notion of rebroadcasting when publishing to youtube.

so either i try to host my videos elsewhere or i have to find content that has a generous creative commons license.