YouTube to 'school' users in copyright

Under increasing pressure from copyright holders in the music, film and TV industries, YouTube has introduced its Copyright School in the US. Now anyone posting content that breaks copyright will have to watch an education video and pass a quiz to be allowed to post video files again.

The video features cartoon characters Happy Tree Friends and a slightly tongue-in-cheek voiceover that warns users their account will be terminated if they infringe copyright. It also explains how fair use applies ...

Login to access this article

To access this article you need to be a subscriber. If you are a subscriber login below.

Start free Trial

Register for a Music Week trial to access this article. Sign up today and you will receive:

  • 4 weeks access to news, features and chart analysis
  • 4 Digital issues of Music Week
  • The Music Week app
  • Tailored email news alerts
Start your free trial


If you have previously taken a trial you will need to subscribe to access this article.

Subscribe Now
subscribe link free-trial link

follow us...