YouTube has released several new tools within its Studio dashboard to help creators more seamlessly navigate copyright strikes.
Perhaps the most interesting new tool, dubbed Assisted Trim, enables creators to snip out precisely the portion of a video that has been claimed, thereby automatically releasing the claim, per a notice on Google’s support forums. The feature is only available for videos that are less than six hours long, and can be used to address multiple claims within a single video.
“The endpoints of the edit are pre-set to where the claimed content appears in the video,” YouTube said of Assisted Trim. “We’re working on allowing adjustable endpoints so you can cut out the portion of your video that provides the best viewer experience. In the meantime, you can still do this via the YouTube Editor.”
YouTube will also begin to share more information about copyright strikes directly on users’ YouTube Studio dashboards, including removed clips, the names of the individuals or parties who submitted the takedowns (and a specific description of the copyrighted work provided by the claimant), and any actions that can be taken to resolve the strike. YouTube Studio is also adding a new filter on its ‘Videos’ page that lets users distinguish which videos have been impacted by copyright strikes vs. Content ID claims. (Copyright strikes involve an immediate takedown, per U.S. law, whereas Content ID is a YouTube tool that enables claimants to continue to monetize infringing content).
You can read more about the updates right here.