YouTube Wants The Music Industry To Get Off Its Back About Piracy
Google says its piracy-fighting system has made $1 billion for record labels since 2014, but the music industry doesn't seem satisfied.By Ben Lawson | July 13, 2016
The fight between YouTube and the music industry continues. Now Google is saying its system that fights piracy generated $2 billion for rights holders.
Google's blog post is clearly aimed at shutting down critics who claim it doesn't do enough to prevent illegal content from being uploaded.
Google says the $2 billion came from its Content ID system it started in 2007. The software identifies copyrighted material users upload and either removes it or monetizes it for the rights owners.