YouTube’s Broadcasting Ourselves blog announced a few changes in their 14 April 2011 post, YouTube Copyright Education (remixed). They have a new copyright tutorial and help center. And, if YouTube receives a copyright notification for one of your videos, you will have to attend YouTube Copyright School if you want to be able to upload anything to YouTube again.
SLA HQ’s Doug Newcomb explains the change and the objections to it in his Public Policy Connections blog post YouTube Sends Users To Copyright School: Should Content Owners Have to Go, Too?, 15 April 2011. PCMagazine.com also has a brief article on the announcement itself, YouTube Copyright School Now in Session, 14 April 2011.