How can you parody or remix a work when your infringement filter is automated?
How can you express your opinion about a contemporary and important social issue when mentioning its name or showing short clips of it (too often, i'm guessing) will get you automatically removed?
Even worse, who else will know this is happening?
Who is creating these filters?
What broad strokes are the plaintiffs requiring Google detect?
I won't believe it 'till I see it on this one --- automatic removal runs counter to our legal system, in just the same way that conviction might precede trial or proof of wrong-doing. Once again, we are creating an advantaged-disadvantaged situation between the "media conglomerate producer" and the "average content consumer".
I would hope Google has the foresight to realize this before moving forward. To all the greedy companies out there who might claim that YouTube-esque exposure has done irreparable damage to their revenue, reputation or viewership, I'd like to see exactly how this has affected:
(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
(3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and(4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
-taken verbatim from the US Code TITLE 17 > CHAPTER 1 > § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use