Vimeo Pressured Into Setting Up Its Own Content ID
from the via-audible-magic dept
On Wednesday, Vimeo announced its new Copyright Match tool. Like basically every non-Content ID filter out there, this one relies on technology from Audible Magic, which doesn't necessarily have the best reputation. Vimeo seems to bend over backwards to insist that it will allow fair use... but it appears they're still taking a "takedown first and review later" approach to it. If your work is blocked, you can claim fair use, and then wait for Vimeo to determine if they agree with you or not -- even if the copyright holder never complained about the work.
In other words, it's another step towards permission culture, rather than allowing the sort of permissionless creativity and innovation that is so important today.