Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers will ask Google to extend the protection of copyright

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday asked the chief executive of the Alphabet, Google will expand the use of technology to prevent copyright infringement, to smaller builders, who “are at a significant disadvantage.”

The holders of the copyrights, with a smaller catalogue of works,” are at a disadvantage without any of Google’s “Content ID” technology, you have to manually track down copyright infringement, or allow their intellectual property to be used for the group of U.S. senators and representatives said in their letter to Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai.

Artists such as Nashville’s best writers, who post their music to YouTube, but it may not have the huge support from pop stars, they are disproportionately at risk of a breach,” said the Senator, Marsha Blackburn, Republican of Tennessee, in a statement.

The lawmakers asked Pichai if the company is going to provide you with access to its Content ID technology to more creators in its YouTube video platform, and it asked Google to send representatives to answer questions before a congressional panel.

Makers who is the owner of a substantial body of original material that is frequently uploaded” on YouTube to be eligible to apply for the technology to be used, according to the YouTube web site.

Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The group Jerrold Nadler, the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and the Republican ranking member of that committee, Doug Collins, as well as the Democratic ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein.

The lawmakers also asked Pichai Google to determine which makers are eligible, as are people with a “great deal” of material, and when the Content ID is used in Google’s other platforms, such as Google Photos and Google Drive.

Report by Bryan Pietsch; Editing by Tom Brown

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