Coming Soon to YouTube: Fade To Black Option?

YouTube has announced a clever work around for video mixed with copyrighted music and uploaded to their site.

From the YouTube blog:

Previously, when a music label or other rights owner issued a copyright claim to block audio, the video was automatically taken down. Uploaders had two choices: dispute the claim or use our Audio Swap tool to replace the track with one from our library of pre-cleared music. Now we’ve added an additional choice. Instead of automatically removing the video from YouTube, users can choose to leave the video muted and live on the site, and many of them are taking that option.

Will YouTube videos with copyrighted content soon have a similar choice called the “fade to black”option?

YouTube Audio Muted

YouTube Audio Muted

Regardless of whether YouTube implements a fade to black option muting copyrighted audio ie., songs is a brilliant solution.

No harm, no foul.

However, I wonder how muting songs will affect YouTube’s “Download This Song” song sales links they place below videos mixed with copyrighted music?

Download This Song

Download This Song

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