Abusing the form comes with the following warning:
“Abuse of this webform may result in termination of your YouTube account.”
To keep everything above board YouTube requires a digital signature with each form submitted. The signature proceeding the following statement:
“I believe in good faith that the video(s) and information listed above are required by law to contain captions.”
When released for full compliance in August Amazon, YouTube and various other members of the Digital Media Association (DiMA) asked for an extension because “the current September 30, 2012 deadline is unrealistic due to technical difficulties.” The extension was not granted.
The new feature arrives just one week after YouTube began allowing users to fight copyright claims made against them, a huge step for user rights on the world’s largest social video sharing platform.