YouTube implements new muting policy for copyrighted audio

by admin January 15, 2009 at 5:42 pm

San Bruno (CA) – YouTube has begun instituting a new policy which does not remove content containing copyrighted audio from a user’s list of videos. However, YouTube will now mute the audio portion so the video still plays, but without sound.

Accompanying muted YouTube video pages is a new message which reads: “NOTICE: This video contains an audio track that has not been authorized by all copyright holders. The audio has been disabled.” The message also contains a link for YouTube viewers to read “More about copyright.”

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