… that contained material that was copied from television. YouTube just made very clear that I made a mistake for posting an item to YouTube that was copied from television. It was a copy of a crash in the Tour de France. They asked me a couple of questions in their CopyRight School and showed me a great educational video and asked me a couple of questions about copyright.
The 13 second video of the crash was watched well over a 10,000 times, befor being removed from YouTube. The ASO (Amaury Sport Organisation), organisers of the Tour de France, did a great job online monitoring their event. It was of course a terrible accident in the Tour de France, which could have been prevented if … (ah well never mind ..)
YouTube & The CopyRight School
I think the way YouTube is dealing with copyright ‘education’ for it’s community is absolutely great. I made a mistake, and they gave me a warning with a great impact. They forced me to watch this video and forced me to answer their questionaire on copyright. I really got their message.. and it made me talk about it too (I took the time to create this blogpost). I am not sure if you can watch YouTube’s copyright school without signing in… but it should be available here.
It’s a great example on how marketing and conversation management can play a role in creating awareness for social issues. Or in YouTube’s case create awareness on a vital threat for Google’s business: the video community has to be aware of the legal consequences of uploading ‘illegal content’ cause it will do harm to the platform and Google’s business.
I’m sorry Google/YouTube and ASO that I’ve uploaded illegal content to the platform. Please accept my apologies!