YouTube’s Updated Eraser Tool will Easily Remove Copyrighted Music from Videos


It will now be easier for creators to remove copyrighted music from videos without affecting other parts of the audio. On Friday, the company announced the launch of its updated eraser tool for creators.

“Good news creators: our updated Erase Song tool helps you easily remove copyright-claimed music from your video (while leaving the rest of your audio intact),” announced YouTube chief, Neal Mohan on X.

In an associated video, YouTube said the revamped Erase Song tool uses an AI-powered algorithm to “more accurately identify and remove copyrighted content.” When creators click on a copyright claim, the new Erase Song tool will appear as part of the available actions. Clicking on Erase song provides two options – Erase song or mute all sound in the claimed segments. With Erase song, YouTube will try to remove only the copyright-claimed audio content from a video with the rest of the video audio (such as background sounds or dialogues) intact.

The tool is not perfect, however. YouTube says it may fail in some cases but creators can still use other available actions such as trim or mute to remove copyright claims.

The new feature will be rolling out in YouTube Studio desktop and YouTube Studio mobile “in the coming weeks.”

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