NY Times: “Joost Shops Itself to Cable Operators, Report Says“:
n March, Joost had 523,000 unique visitors to its site compared to 41.6 million for top online video site Hulu.com, according to comScore Inc. Fancast had 833,000 while TV.com, which is owned by CBS, had 3.5 million.”
Competitor of YouTube writes column in BusinessInsider arguing that YouTube’s annual loss of $500M is unsustainable.
AlleyInsider: MediaSet, Silvio Berlusconi, Sue YouTube For $800 Million:
MediaSet, the dominant TV provider in Italy controlled by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, sued Google (GOOG) and YouTube in a Rome court, seeking “at least” $779 million in damages.
The Milan-based company found 4,643 videos from MediaSet companies on YouTube on June 10, representing 325
TechMeme coverage on Google unveiling YouTube antipiracy tool.
Ron, a copyright lawyer from D.C., talks about the Tur v YouTube copyright case (involving the LA Riot footage). 10 minutes.
Today’s WSJ has a special section entitled “All Things Digital” that is a must-read for many reasons. From an interview with the CEOs of Viacom and Google we get the following:
Mr. Daumann (CEO of Viacom): The DMCA was not intended to cover a company that is in the media business that has knowledge of…
PC Mag:” YouTube to Finally Test Copyright Tech“:
“Top online video service YouTube will soon test a new video identification technology with two of the world’s largest media companies, Time Warner Inc. and Walt Disney Co.
The technology, developed by engineers at YouTube-owner Google Inc., will help content owners such as movie and TV…
Prof Goldman: “Domain Names Can’t Be Trespassed — Utube.com v. YouTube”
News.com: “French Sports Groups Join Suit Against YouTube”