YouTube Content ID Abuse

Youtube has a major issue in its Content ID matching system and dispute process. Essentially the merits of fair use are decided solely by the claimant and are accepted by Youtube without question. SME and others have been abusing this fact to prevent anyone from including their content, fair use or not. If I choose further dispute on the basis of fair use, SME will simply claim again that their dispute is valid and I will have a copyright strike on my account. This would mean monitization would be disabled for 6 months and a host of other nasty consequences, so I am left thinking of ways to defeat Youtube’s content ID matching system to circumvent this form of abuse. Without the content ID match, they would have to issue a DMCA complaint and I would have better options for disputing the claim. Of course this wouldn’t help in the case of manually identified content…

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