Tuesday, April 19, 2011

YouTube Launches Copyright School

Ever get a speeding ticket and have the option of attending “Traffic School” to reduce your fine or work the ticket off your driving record a little earlier? 

That seems to be the idea behind YouTube’s Copyright School.  Here’s the deal: YouTube has to deal with a mountain of potential copyright violations on a daily basis. If YouTube tags a video due to a copyright infringement, they will require that you attend their own “Copyright School” before any more videos can be posted to that account.  Essentially, this involves watching a video and answering a series of multiple choice questions about respecting copyrights. 

This probably helps YouTube cover its legal self.  While it remains to be seen how effective this will be, it’s nice to see that they’re doing something to stem the tide of copyright infringement on the World Wide Web.  Good luck, YouTube!

Thanks to Free Tech for Teachers for providing this link: Free Technology for Teachers: YouTube Launches Copyright School

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