Bitcoin podcasts are a great medium to get the word out about what is going on in the world of this popular digital currency. The adoption rate of Bitcoin has been growing steadily over the past few years, and a video format for the latest news will go a long way when it comes to introducing new members. Let’s Talk Bitcoin has been one of the most successful Bitcoin podcasts so far, but their Youtube channel has been suspended for copyright infringement reasons.
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Youtube Suspends LTB Channel
A lot of people rely on Youtube for the Let’s Talk Bitcoin show, as it is one of the very few lengthy digital currency podcasts that is available in video format. Creating a video podcast is not an easy task, as it requires both expensive hardware, people who can come up with some form of a script for each show, and editors to make the video itself representable.
Most shows on Youtube will feature some form of music during their broadcast. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, as long as the music used is either public domain, or the broadcasters have explicit rights to use a particular song or theme in their video. In the case of the Let’s Talk Bitcoin network on Youtube, this has not always been the case by the look of things.
Based on the explanation provided by Let’s Talk Bitcoin Founder Adam B, Levine, several of the network’s videos have been flagged for audio copyright infringement. Using licensed music without consent from the copyright owner is a big no-no on Youtube, as the video platform has been cracking down on these activities throughout the years.
As a result, of this copyright infringement – which was filed against three Let’s Talk Bitcoin network shows in total – all of the content on their Youtube channel has been suspended for the time being. Once this issue is rectified, the Let’s Talk Bitcoin shows will be made available again, although the process can take a little while.
To some people, it might seem an annoying move by Youtube but Copyright infringement is a serious matter for the company as the platform has a reputation to uphold. While there is no indication the let’s Talk Bitcoin podcast team infringed willingly, the issue needs to be sorted out as soon as possible.
Content ID Flags Copyright Infringement
Throughout the years, Youtube’s Content ID algorithm has come under attack a few times. Various content creators have complained about how the system was improperly flagging their videos for copyright infringement, even when that was not the case. However, the system has evolved in recent years.
Keeping in mind how close to one-third of Youtube’s revenue is coming from Content ID, it is important to ensure the system works as flawlessly as possible. Right holders can still generate revenue from their creations while Youtube has a chance to keep content online at all times.
There is always the topic of Fair Use when it comes to copyrighted material. Unfortunately, Content ID does not distinguish between fair use and infringement, and videos will be flagged regardless. More progress needs to be made in this field, though, as it would prevent scenarios like the suspension of Let’s Talk Bitcoin, from happening in the future.
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