November 20, 2015

YouTube To Protect "Fair Use" By Defending In Court And Keeping Posted Videos Subject To Unsupported DMCA Takedowns

"YouTube will now protect some of the best examples of fair use on YouTube by agreeing to defend them in court if necessary," Google announced on November 19, 2015.  The company will offer legal assistance "to a handful of videos" that Google believes "represent clear fair uses which have been subject to DMCA takedowns."  Additionally, the company will keep the videos posted and feature them as examples of fair use.  According to Google, this is a new piece of the company's "normal processes" to "resist legally unsupported DMCA takedowns."