A Copyright Infringement Alternative For YouTube
If someone uploads a video to YouTube that contains copyrighted information, and the copyright holder notifies YouTube, the video is taken down. If the copyright holder doesn’t take any issue, the video stays up.
I think there should be a third option where the video can stay up, but the ad revenue from the video is thereafter transferred to the copyright holder.
This keeps the link active, the content available, and view counts and comments intact, but removes some of the incentive to post copyrighted material to YouTube or Vimeo.
Of course, you’d still have the option to remove the content entirely—forcing people to find it elsewhere—but why not have an alternative?