[Editor Charlie sez: Let the FUD farming begin! Google fires up the addiction tactics in Europe after its miserable anti-artist message was rejected by the European Parliament. Read this article if you want to know what Google’s talking points will be in Europe.]
[Now here’s some objective journalism: “EU member states still have two years to write the vague language of the directive into law, and YouTube is not done pushing back on it.”]
YouTube and other tech platforms have argued that the only practical way to avoid liability will be to install even more restrictive content filters than the ones they currently have to prevent infringement. The EU directive does not require tech companies to do that and it makes exceptions for using copyrighted material in parody or commentary, as would be the case in Jones and Bardsley’s reviews.
But experts say it will be difficult for platforms to create automated filters that can distinguish this context, at least at first. That could mean a channel like “NitPix” would have to avoid using any movie or TV clips in their reviews to ensure their videos upload to the site in a timely manner.