Archive for the ‘YouTube’ Category

Hollywood’s YouTube Frustration Grows

June 11, 2007

“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, and Eyespot. Even Microsoft has installed the features for which Hollywood is clambering on its Soapbox site.”


Music Videos To Appear On YouTube

May 31, 2007

“Finally – users will be able to see music videos on YouTube. -)Ok, well, now at least it’s more legal. EMI Music just announced they have reached terms with Google’s YouTube both to distribute music videos from EMI artists on YouTube and to enable consumers to leverage the EMI music library in their own YouTube video creations.”


More YouTube Lawsuits

May 5, 2007

Was that really a good purchase for Google?

“Viacom was just the beginning. Sure, the parent company of MTV and Comedy Central sued the bejesus out of YouTube for $1 billion in copyright infringement. But did you really think other entities would stay out of the action?

The English Premiere League soccer club is threatening legal action, as is the country of Thailand.”


YouTube Begins Paying Its Best Filmmakers

May 4, 2007

YouTube has decided to share the wealth by paying its most popular content contributors. That doesn’t include unwilling partners like Viacom, which is litigating its way to pay day. Rather, it describes YouTube members like LisaNova, renetto, HappySlip, smosh, and valsartdiary. Some 20 to 40 of these individuals have been selected by YouTube to participate in the same revenue sharing and promotional program as YouTube’s corporate content partners. More are likely to follow. The primary criterion for admission into this group appears to be having built and sustained the sort of mass audience that appeals to advertisers.”


More YouTube News

March 2, 2007

I’ll let you decide whether it’s good or bad.

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