by Michelle Lentz
Over on Mashable, they noticed that YouTube is now muting videos that use unauthorized music. It’s kind of creepy. (I’ve embedded one below.)
Each video sports an explanation on its YouTube page:
While I understand why YouTube is doing this, I can’t help but wonder about the ramifications. I’m a bit fuzzy on fair use, but this will definitely have an impact on fan-made / homemade videos and such. YouTube may get quiet in a hurry.