raboof wrote:Key word: prevent.
I'm still afraid this will translate into a barrier for new platforms to enter the market, increasing the power the big established platforms have over the content creators in the longer run.
merlyn wrote:The issue for us is how small websites like this will be affected, and if the new laws affect how free software is created and distributed.
That i understand.
But still i don't see the dilemma. Ok, then prevent. Do what you can, and that must be enough. And next to that keep a report-button.
As long as you can show that you actively prevent proportionally and reasonably and act if something is reported that is enough.
If your site is small there automatically is less to prevent so less work and easier.
If someone for instance places a cover here you can overlook by accident while preventing, but when the report-button is used action is needed.
If someone places "cover from whoever" then it is clear. If someone places "my own work" how can one recognize each copyrighted sample? Then no one could blame you for that. They can not expect that from someone. Again as long as you act as soon as you have that knowledge.
Look at soundcloud. There rule is to not upload copyrighted stuff. They guard, although much less active as youtube does. And they are still around. Do not forget that under the old rules copyright already was on the agenda and could end in a lawsuit.
Another example. Mr. Roger Hudson was many years active to get al Supertramp songs which were wrote by him deleted. For years there were no Supertramp songs on youtube, or at least not long. Ultimately he understood that he could earn money with it as now these songs stay on youtube and he claims the rights as i mentioned earlier.
If i had some site like that i would not lay awake for a minute.