(Hypebot) — YouTube paid the music industry $1.8 billion in advertising revenue from October 2017 to September 2018, according to Google. YouTube has paid the music industry $6 billion since launch.
Google and YouTube say that they have invested $100 million to build and staff the Content ID system which underpins YouTube’s copyright protection and payment efforts.
The news came in a new Google report “How Google Fights Piracy.”
Other findings from this year’s Google Piracy report:
- $3 billion+: The amount YouTube has paid to rights holders who have monetized use of their content in other videos through Content ID.
- $100 million+: The amountYouTube invested in building Content ID, including staffing and computing resources.
- 3 billion+: The number of URLs that were removed from Search for infringing copyright since launching a submission tool for copyright owners and their agents.
- 10 million+: The number of ads that were disapproved by Google in 2017 that were suspected of copyright infringement or that linked to infringing sites.