The Royal Scam: Content ID and Google’s Massive Profits From Piracy and Crime
Music Technology Policy
JULY 1, 2020
Google and YouTube have managed to create a scam that has gone largely undetected and largely unpunished for a decade–illicit activity that is both seen through the sale of advertising and unseen through data scraping in the background. It is rare for Google to get caught like they were with the massive multi-agency sting operation and grand jury investigation by the then-U.S. But Most of the time Google just keeps the money when they get caught.