The Rise of the Copyright Bots. The copyright bots have been unleashed, they have a mind of their own, and there is little that can be done to stop them.
Copyright bots, otherwise known as content recognition software, are automated programs that can analyze audio and video clips uploaded to a platform, then compare those Clips against a database of content provided by copyright owners to identify matches. The copyright owners can then review the identified matches to assess if they are actually copies, if they are authorized or not, and if any action is warranted. Some programs utilizing copyright bots offer their own enforcement procedures to customers, while other programs are partnered with law firms that will act on behalf of the copyright owners to enforce their rights, including sending demand letters and filing lawsuits.
The benefits of copyright bots for copyright owners are significant and groundbreaking. Historically, to identify unauthorized uses of their works, copyright owners have had to rely on their own manual searching or notifications from third parties. With copyright bots, copyright owners can easily and more comprehensively identify unauthorized uses of their works, enforce their rights, and expand their ability to monetize their works, all in a relatively effortless and sweeping manner.
Fonte: Jdsupra, 20 maio 2020