The changes include a new appeals process for users who believe their uploaded videos have been wrongfully flagged as copyright violations, a “smarter detection” of unintentional claims, and improved content matching quality.
Prior to today, if a content owner rejected that dispute, the user was left with no recourse for certain types of Content ID claims (e.g., monetize claims). Based upon feedback from our community, today we’re introducing an appeals process that gives eligible users a new choice when dealing with a rejected dispute. When the user files an appeal, a content owner has two options: release the claim or file a formal DMCA notification.
Acknowledging that “mistakes can and do happen,” Alfishawi’s post emphasizes YouTube’s desire to create the best balance possible between respect for copyright and the fair use rights of YouTube users alike.