Latest Criticism of YouTube Stories

YouTube Held Responsible For Music Clips
2012-04-21 03:46:15

Score another loss for Google as a German court has ruled in the favor of a royalties group which called for YouTube videos containing certain music clips to be taken down. This court case highlights one of the many legally sticky areas surrounding YouTube: If the service is free and open to all users, who is held responsible for what is hosted on the site? As far as this Hamburg court is concerned, YouTube is now responsible for the content on its site, and may have to pay out fines for...

An Unlikely Union: YouTube To Offer 500 New Paramount Movies
2012-04-05 04:29:52

YouTube announced on Wednesday it will partner with Paramount Pictures to bring movie rentals to the popular video-sharing site. Despite their long-standing legal proceedings with Paramount´s parent company, Viacom Inc., YouTube said it would offer movie rentals of nearly 500 Paramount movies. New films, such as “Hugo” can be rented alongside older films, such as “The Godfather,” according to Reuters. Speaking with the Associated Press (AP), Malik Ducard,...

Google Revamps YouTube Site With User Enhancements
2011-12-02 11:12:13

The go-to site for internet videos, YouTube, has received a substantial overhaul this week with an effort being made to allow users to find videos easier than before and to compel an audience to linger on the site with linked videos containing similar content or interest. As YouTube has grown in popularity, at last count, Google claims over 3 billion video views, its ease of use has been suffering as more and more features were added, seemingly haphazardly to the site leaving many users...

2010-12-04 06:19:55

Viacom Inc., the owner of MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, filed a challenge in a federal appeals court Friday seeking more than $1 billion in damages from YouTube for showing thousands and thousands of pirated video clips from its shows. The challenge has been expected since June when a ruling then rebuffed Viacom's copyright infringement lawsuit against YouTube and its owner, Google Inc. The legal battle has been dragging on for nearly four years. Oral arguments on the appeal probably...

2010-11-11 14:40:00

YouTube said Thursday that there are now 35 hours of video being uploaded each minute on the video-sharing site. Hunter Walk, director of product management at Google-owned YouTube, said the amount of uploads to YouTube in the last couple of years has more than doubled. The amount of videos being uploaded each minute equates to 50,400 hours of video daily. "Another way to think about it is: if three of the major US networks were broadcasting 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a...

2010-09-04 12:10:00

YouTube is expected to make a profit this year with revenue that has more than doubled each year for the last three years, The New York Times reported on Friday.The Google-owned video-sharing site is expected to earn revenue of 450 million dollars this year, most likely because of the rise in advertising found on YouTube. Although Google doesn't release figures for YouTube, which it bought for 1.65 billion dollars in 2006, senior executives have suggested recently that it is near...

2009-07-21 13:41:49

Warner Music Group is seeking to sweeten its deal with Google Inc's video-sharing site YouTube before renewing its licensing agreement. Warner Music remains as the last holdout for licensing renewals among the industry's top four labels. Earlier this year, Sony Music Entertainment renewed its deal with YouTube, followed by deals with EMI Music and Vivendi-owned Universal Music Group, which is also in talks with YouTube over plans for a music video Web site, called Vevo. YouTube was forced to...

2009-03-23 12:10:00

Thousands of amateur videos have either been pulled or silenced on YouTube because of a copyright dispute with the Warner Music Group, The New York Times said. Thousands of videos disappeared, Fred von Lohmann, an attorney for the Internet civil liberties group Electronic Frontier Foundation, told the Times. Either they turned off the audio, or they pulled the video. A Warner Music spokesman said the YouTube Web site's system for identifying copyrighted material doesn't distinguish between...

2009-03-05 12:30:00

Sources say Google's YouTube and Universal Music Group are looking into a partnership over a premium online music video service. According to a Reuter's report, such a deal would aid Google's attempt to generate revenue from YouTube, which it acquired for $1.65 billion in 2006. The move could also benefit YouTube by easing the often tumultuous relationship between the free video-sharing service and the media industry, which has on occasion ordered the popular site to remove clips of TV shows...

2008-12-09 09:41:45

 As video sharing websites like YouTube continue to grow in popularity, so do challenges around proper labeling of videos and monitoring for copyright infractions.But one student from the University of Toronto has created a framework that can improve the efficiency of such websites and cut down on copyright infringement.The Tiny Videos system, created by Computer Engineering graduate student Alex Karpenko, is a groundbreaking system that allows extremely large amounts of video data to be...

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