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Poster: FP Date: Oct 8, 2009 9:29am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: COPYRIGHT ALERT

Copyrighted content has been showing up in OPEN SOURCE for years. The velocity of uploaded video is simply too huge to effectively police with a small, volunteer crew. YouTube spends millions on payroll for just that activity. In the past, copyrighted files would be uploaded to substitute for derived files, and movies would be uploaded as files that didn't appear in the main listing, among other methods. Now uploaders of infringing video are no longer concealing their efforts.

Even when attempts were being made to cull discouraged content from the archive, offending material was often left online for days or longer because no one noticed. More than once I spent an hour or two digging through random uploads, finding certain unbelievable items that might shock even the jaded. I hit the REPORT button for those, and sometimes they'd eventually disappear.