A Japanese music copyright organization has asked YouTube to do a better job of checking video copyrights posted on the popular video sharing site

The Japan Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers has said that popular online video sharing site YouTube should proactively check if uploaded videos are copyrighted. The Japanese entertainment group was the one that requested YouTube take down 30,000 video clips that infringed on copyright.

YouTube was also asked to put in filters and take other steps to stop unauthorized content from being shared. The group also requests that users register their personal details and face being banned if they violate copyright laws. In the letter sent to YouTube on Monday, JSRACP claims YouTube is still highly insufficient while trying to stop copyrighted videos from being posted.

Analysts have repeatedly claimed that YouTube is highly vulnerable to possible legal claims for distributing copyrighted content without proper authorization. Because more than 65,000 new videos are uploaded on YouTube every day, it would most likely be impossible for the company to please every demand by groups like the JASRAC, according to analysts. YouTube has until Dec. 15 to respond to the Japanese industry group's letter.

YouTube has been in the process of negotiating with copyright holders to allow copyrighted content to be shown in exchange for sharing advertising revenue with the original copyright holders.

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