From a Post on the ARL Policy Notes Blog
by Brandon Butler, Director of Public Policy Initiatives at ARL
Yesterday YouTube released a video called “Copyright School” and announced a new notice and takedown policy that includes requiring accused infringers to watch the video in order to reactivate their suspended accounts. While some aspects of the new policy (such as softening the prior ‘three strikes and you’re out’ policy) are salutary, the Copyright School video has serious flaws. Watch it below*** and then I’ll go through some of its shortcomings.