Viacom to YouTube - take it down!

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First chink I've seen in the google scraper/entitlement biz model.

Viacom said its pirated programs on YouTube generate about 1.2 billion video streams, based on a study from an outside consultant.



Follow up...

from Mark Cuban:

Google in one breath says they can't monitor the uploading of the 60k or however many videos are uploaded per day. Yet according to the WSJ:" Viacom spokesman Carl Folta also took issue with the idea that YouTube would only make filtering available to companies who make deals a la Warner Music."

In other words, Google can filter everything and anything, but "chooses not to" unless you do a deal with them.

Rather than "doing no harm" and implementing a technology they say they have in place and saving the MILLIONS of small copyright owners time and money, they choose to save that technology and use it only for those big content owners they can swing deals with. Nice.


You can find full length feature films on Google Video and full length TV shows on Youtube but you can't find porn. That in and of itself is anti Internet.

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