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EU wants to license content created by online authors, Google isn’t happy about it

Google has criticized the European Council’s proposal that asks content sharing platforms like YouTube, Dailymotion ‘to deploy a kind of automated filtering technology’ to automatically detect songs or audiovisual works that infringe the original creator’s copyrights. The search giant retaliated in a blog post that such a mechanism “would effectively turn the internet into a place where everything uploaded to the web must be cleared by lawyers before it can find an audience.” It further argues that content sharing platforms are not obliged to monitor and filter out infringed content in real-time, however they are only obliged to pull down content if a user notifies Google about a copyright violation. Google says that YouTube already has such a partial content filtering system named “Content ID” which “blocks content that has been claimed by a copyright owner.” If EU’s proposal is…

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