Originally Posted by jellis142
So if somebody decides to upload a video on YouTube that breaks this, the site will be held responsible, not the User?
The rules are not changing, they are just adding more of them. If you upload protected material, you are still infringing by sharing if you do not have proper permission to do so. Luckily though when it comes to YouTube, most companies are not like the MAFIAA trying to sue everyone in existence, they just want their material to not be on YouTube to be available for free. The main reason I see why they are trying to put more responsibility on the host site is not primarily compensation of material, it is so that the said host site ends up having to do more policing/filtering of material which will save the IP owners time and money.