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Wednesday October 03, 2012

YouTube Introduces 'Appeals Court' for Copyright Fights

It looks as though YouTube is adding another option to help protect users from bogus copyright claims.

Now YouTube has added a second and third layer to the process -- the "appeal." If a content holder still insists you're using their material without permission after you appeal, they have to go the extra mile and file a DMCA takedown notice. In the meantime, your video will go back up. If you appeal that takedown notice, the copyright holder will have to take the case to court -- but you'll also have one "strike" against you on YouTube. Three strikes and you're out of the service.