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NLPC blasts Google Video over piracy

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Sep 2007 14:30 User comments (9)

NLPC blasts Google Video over piracy The National Legal Policy Center (NLPC), a copyright watch-dog group that conducts spot checks on video sharing sites in search of copyright violation recently conducted an investigation on Google Video and said the results were stunning.
Between September 10th and 18th the group checked Google Video and found over 300 videos featuring copyrighted material including 60 motion pictures released in 2007. These 300 pirated films received over 22 million videos over the past year, said the group.

"While Google faces numerous legal challenges related to the posting of copyrighted content on its video sharing websites, there is a growing chorus who believe that evidence of Google's seemingly indifferent attitude towards internet video piracy has resulted in a legitimization or 'mainstreaming' of video piracy which will have broad and damaging implications for all intellectual property owners,"
stated the NLPC in a letter to Congress.

The NLPC also added that Google never fulfilled its promise to add filtering technology to Video and YouTube which it announced late last year.

Bringing data figures to the table that they probably cannot back up, the NLPC said that internet piracy costs the film industry $2.3 billion USD per year in lost revenue.

Source:
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9 user comments

127.9.2007 14:58
webe123
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I wish these FUCKING IDIOTS would SHUT THE HELL UP about piracy! Damn!

I am tired of these assholes complaining and THEN hearing that hollywood has made more money than it ever has before.


NLPC should be blasted themselves....fuckers!

227.9.2007 17:34

I'm confused. Exactly how does that 3 minute you tube snippet from that 110 minute movie generate revenue loss?

328.9.2007 4:54
xhardc0re
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Originally posted by webe123:
I wish these FUCKING IDIOTS would SHUT THE HELL UP about piracy! Damn

*agrees w/u100%.
look...the MAFIAA is a blood-sucking parasite. y dont they start their own affordable movie dL site & just STFU!?

428.9.2007 5:19

It generates revenue loss because people get to see how much a movie sucks before they spend money in the theaters to go see it.

528.9.2007 9:17

Originally posted by maryjayne:
It generates revenue loss because people get to see how much a movie sucks before they spend money in the theaters to go see it.
Just about anything looks like crap when it is streaming at 320x240.

628.9.2007 15:50

haha they probably talking about users posting full movies or almost full as there some on google video.

728.9.2007 18:54

Shame on them, stop that.

830.9.2007 17:28

Like everyone else here i dont see why they do not see this as free advertising for their crappy products.

930.9.2007 17:39

free advertising? lol
because after the users see how crappy their products are no one would buy any.

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