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YouTube CEO Apologises for Overhauling Verification Policy

Verified channels currently have a checkmark next to their channel name

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FILE - Silhouettes are seen in front of a Youtube logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica, Oct. 29, 2014. VOA

Barely a day after YouTube rolled out changes to its verification programme amid a controversy over the content it pushes to its users, the company’s CEO Susan Wojcicki promised to re-evaluate the company’s recently revamped policy.

Apologising to video creators, Wojcicki posted on Twitter on Saturday: “To our creators and users – I’m sorry for the frustration and hurt that we caused with our new approach to verification. While trying to make improvements, we missed the mark. As I write this, we’re working to address your concerns and we’ll have more updates soon.”

The video-sharing platform had said that it’s overhauling its system that gave way to outrage among some of YouTube’s millions of creators, who said their verified statuses were revoked because of the new requirements.

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The YouTube Music app is displayed on a mobile phone in Los Angeles. VOA

On Thursday, the company said it would move away from using subscription numbers to determine verification. Instead, it’ll prioritise verifying “prominent channels that have a clear need for proof of authenticity”, according to a CNET report.

The video-sharing platform has reportedly said that the policy changes, which would go into effect in October, would move away from using subscription numbers to determine verification.

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Verified channels currently have a checkmark next to their channel name. (IANS)

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New YouTube Update Helps Creators Address Copyright Issues

It's now easier for YouTube creators to address copyright issues

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YouTube has updated its Studio Dashboard so that users can now have a clearer view of which videos contain copyrighted material. Pixabay

In a bid to make things easier for creators when dealing with copyright issues, YouTube has updated its Studio Dashboard so that users can now have a clearer view of which videos contain copyrighted material and have the option to quickly removing the offending sections.

The videos tab shows a new column called “Restrictions,” which lets creators quickly see which uploads are affected.

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This update by YouTube has made it easier for creators to deal with copyright issues. Pixabay

Clicking through shows details like which parts of the video contain the offending media, who initiated the claim and who owns the copyrighted content. If the claim is for a piece of music, the user can replace or mute the track, Engadget reported on Friday.

Notably, copyright disputes between creators and music labels or third-party companies are a consistent problem on the video sharing platform.

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This update will help creators keep their videos monetised, but it doesn’t address the underlying issue, the report added. (IANS)