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Tue
31
Oct
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Google's YouTube Cracks Down On Almost 30,000 Illegal Videos

The newest kid on Google's block, YouTube.com, has been listening to recent concerns that many of the videos uploaded to the site are in violation of established copyrights. A few months before Google purchased the video sharing site , Dallas ... Mavericks owner Mark Cuban went on record in claiming that YouTube would eventually be "sued into oblivion" for "breaking the law" by illegally hosting copyrighted material. A Japanese entertainment company -- The Japan Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) -- recently discovered almost 30,000 TV shows, music videos, and movies ... (view more)

Fri
13
Oct
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Ka-Ching! Google Buys YouTube for $1.65B

Google is at it again! The company is seemingly on a quest to buy the entire Internet. And that trend continued with its recent purchase of the video sharing website YouTube.com for $1.65 billion in stock. When a corporate buyout takes place, the ... new owners generally attempt to change or compromise their shiny new acquisition in some way. However, that won't be the case with YouTube, according to Google's press release: "YouTube will operate independently to preserve its successful brand and passionate community." Representatives of both Google and YouTube have already made comments about the ... (view more)

Sat
05
Aug
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NBC Announces Alliance With YouTube.com

YouTube is now synonymous with the likes of Google and MySpace as one of the Internet's hippest buzzwords and has now become the talk of the Internet since launching a little over a year ago. Infopacket columnist Sarah Perez even lists the video ... sharing page as one of her top ten sites that have changed the Internet . In only five months -- from January 2006 to May 2006 -- YouTube leaped from 2,471 unique visitors a month to a whopping 12,669. And now the big boys are taking notice. Television network giant NBC has struck a deal with YouTube.com that promises to be mutually beneficial to both ... (view more)

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