You may already be familiar with YouTube’s copyright protection software, which scans all uploads to make sure that no copyrighted video or audio is being used without permission. While Vimeo had similar restrictions against copyrighted material in place, the process had to be done by hand, and thus most people didn’t have a problem using popular music on their videos without permission. That’s all about to change very soon as Vimeo has announced Copyright Match, which will flag any and all videos found to be using copyrighted material — unlicensed or not.
Firstly, if you’re wondering why now, they’ve always discouraged using unlicensed material of any kind:
The first rule of Vimeo has always been: upload only your own videos. Vimeo is a home for original work — not for rips of movies, TV shows, music videos, and sports broadcasts. We encourage creativity and innovation, and we always want to respect everyone who expresses themselves artistically.
Over the last nine years, Vimeo has grown into one of the most visited video destinations in the world. We now have more than 26 million registered members, with over 170 million people swinging by monthly to watch awesome videos. At our size, we need a semi-automated system to help us enforce those beloved guidelines…
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