YouTube deletes 30,000 Japanese videos clips

October 20, 2006

More YouTube news today. They’ve got themselves in trouble with an organisation representing Japanese copyright holders who have demanded the removal of around 30,000 video clips from the site.

The clips are mostly TV and music clips, they were discovered during a 5 day audit of the site by the copyright holders organisation.

This could set a precedent for all those media companies who as yet haven’t struck any kind of revenue sharing deal with YouTube. I’d expect YouTube to come out with some kind of offering for media owners very soon to stop requests like this coming in from all angles. With Google now in command a revenue sharing approach to Adsense seems a logical approach to take.

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