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Japanese groups join YouTube bashing

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 02 Aug 2007 9:06 User comments (11)

Japanese groups join YouTube bashing A coalition of Japanese television, music and film companies is following the increasingly popular practice of attacking YouTube Thursday. They say the viral video site isn't doing enough to get rid of videos that infringe on copyrights.
''YouTube has to stop how it runs its site and get rid of the illegal clips. We want them to reset the service,'' composer Hideki Matsutake told a joint press conference in Tokyo Thursday. The coalition met with YouTube and Google executives earlier in the week, the second such meeting this year.

''There is no middle ground,'' Matsutake said. ''We demand that all copyrighted material be removed immediately.'' Talks with YouTube and Google will continue, said Matsutake, who was acting as a spokesman for the group.

The group says Google's promise to have digital fingerprinting technology implemented by year's end is too late.

Clips from Japanese TV and the music industry are popular on YouTube. A spoof of an English language lesson taken from a popular comedy show aired by Nippon Television Network has been viewed more than a million times.

''What's important to us is what YouTube can do immediately,'' said Mizuo Sugawara of the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers. ''We have no guarantee whether the new technology will even work,'' he said.

YouTube has said it cooperates with copyright holders and immediately complies with requests to have copyrighted material that's been posted without the owner's authorization removed. Apparently nearly 30,000 files were deleted after the Japanese group complained to them.

The claims are nothing new for Google owned YouTube, which is preparing for an infringement lawsuit brought by Viacom.

Source: Associated Press

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11 user comments

12.8.2007 9:59

BANZAI!!! ©somebody in Japan...

22.8.2007 10:09

geeeee....ever think you could attract a audience out side of japan.....

god media companies around the world unite and smite the workiing people of the world!
ZOMG!! teh End IS NIGH!

32.8.2007 22:16

Why don't they get off Youtubes back and realise that its great advertising for their products.

43.8.2007 3:15

Better watch they will ripping your finger nails out and forcing you to build bridges while beating and starving you to death..all in the name of entertainment of course.

53.8.2007 3:48

I think I am going to fly over to Japan for a few hours to watch their quality TV programs rather than looking for it on the web...
WTF

63.8.2007 16:50
frankacne
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So here we have Japan playing the part of the American Puppet yet again. Do they really think anyone would watch this tosh if it were not free? The message to you greedy devils in Japan is the same as that to the RIAA and MPAA. The people who are watching these clips on You Tube etc are not going to buy or pay to watch the stuff anyway, there are plenty of crap cartoons and game shows in the West already and we dont need any more. Get real and accept that You Tube is giving you free publicity and you are lucky that any of us bother to watch it.

73.8.2007 16:50
frankacne
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So here we have Japan playing the part of the American Puppet yet again. Do they really think anyone would watch this tosh if it were not free? The message to you greedy devils in Japan is the same as that to the RIAA and MPAA. The people who are watching these clips on You Tube etc are not going to buy or pay to watch the stuff anyway, there are plenty of crap cartoons and game shows in the West already and we dont need any more. Get real and accept that You Tube is giving you free publicity and you are lucky that any of us bother to watch it.

83.8.2007 16:50
frankacne
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So here we have Japan playing the part of the American Puppet yet again. Do they really think anyone would watch this tosh if it were not free? The message to you greedy devils in Japan is the same as that to the RIAA and MPAA. The people who are watching these clips on You Tube etc are not going to buy or pay to watch the stuff anyway, there are plenty of crap cartoons and game shows in the West already and we dont need any more. Get real and accept that You Tube is giving you free publicity and you are lucky that any of us bother to watch it.

93.8.2007 20:11

Originally posted by frankacne:
So here we have Japan playing the part of the American Puppet yet again. Do they really think anyone would watch this tosh if it were not free? The message to you greedy devils in Japan is the same as that to the RIAA and MPAA. The people who are watching these clips on You Tube etc are not going to buy or pay to watch the stuff anyway, there are plenty of crap cartoons and game shows in the West already and we dont need any more. Get real and accept that You Tube is giving you free publicity and you are lucky that any of us bother to watch it.
Yes because people o buy Anime in the states and soem do enjoy Jrock bands ^^

104.8.2007 6:39

A guy in Japan records a show with DVD-R or VHS, sends his friend in USA to share. Isnt this the same thing? If this is a problem then have YouTube add a mandatory commercial from a database based off of the keywords in the tags, kind of like Afterdawn.

"Can't we all just get along?"

117.8.2007 3:24
quint
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It is amazing. They get free advertising and the programs are uploaded by people who don't even get paid! They are also getting their market research for free, they know their is a demand for their product.I have went out and bought music and DVD's after viewing clips on YouTube. Why doesn't YouTube simply give them free advertising e.g. 'why not buy the DVD quality program for the Amazing price of $10 or what ever. For example, I have uploaded science videos and I constantly have people messaging me if they can buy them on dvd. The technological age has radically changed how we view media products but these dick heads wont move with the times. Mine is just one idea. Anyone else have an idea?

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