Hollywood’s YouTube Frustration Grows

“The search engine has made significant progress in recent weeks signing content partnership deals for YouTube. But a growing number of studio executives, irritated by no-shows at meetings and canceled test programs, say they are frustrated with Google’s inability to scrub the site of copyright-infringing material.”

“While CEO Eric Schmidt made big news in Las Vegas two months ago when he said the company was very “close to turning” on a system that will streamline the takedown process, when that system actually will be deployed is a mystery.

Adding to the agitation, copyright-filtering technology is already in use at smaller video sites such as Guba, Dailymotion.com and Eyespot. Even Microsoft has installed the features for which Hollywood is clambering on its Soapbox site.”


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