17
Jan/06

YouTube and Google Video


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YouTube.com provides short video downloads. It reportedly receives 8000 new videos a day. A lot of these videos are mash-ups of copyrighted material. A favorite in my house consists of the characters from Naruto singing the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory song.
Many of the videos on YouTube (and Google Video) are amateurish (in good and bad senses of the word) and have little to no commercial value. However, according to this article from Om Malik, both sites may be conduits for infringing copies of the sort of short videos suddenly monetized by the video iPod (both sites have copyright policies in place).
There is one report that the MySpaces social networking site (owned by News Corp.), may have blocked its users’ access to YouTube (since rectified).
This should be interesting.

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