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MPAA concerned about illegal movie uploads on YouTube

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 10 Feb 2013 18:48 User comments (3)

MPAA concerned about illegal movie uploads on YouTube More and more full movies show up on YouTube.
Despite YouTube allowing media companies to weed out copyright infringing content on the service, using Content ID, users are still uploading full length movies from studios including Walt Disney and Sony. Combined, these movies have racked up hundreds of millions of views on the service.

"We are aware of the issue and are concerned about it," Howard Gantman, a spokesman for the Motion Picture Association of America, told the Wall Street Journal.

"Our member companies have raised the issue with YouTube and hope they will work cooperatively with us to fix it."

A YouTube spokesman told the WSJ that the service has invested heavily in copyright and content management tools to give rights holders control of their content. Over 4,000 media companies use Content ID, which has identified more than 200 million infringing videos since it appeared in 2007.

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3 user comments

111.2.2013 0:12

THen mabye I dunno..lobby for better DMCA take down policies that can track content, owners and hammer abuses into the ground with a napalm nuke?


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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211.2.2013 3:06

The MPAA has more to worry about as digital cinema replaces film.
As soon as the DCP hard drives and their crypto code is cracked, there will be newer and higher quality uploads.

311.2.2013 9:27

Originally posted by dp70:
The MPAA has more to worry about as digital cinema replaces film.
As soon as the DCP hard drives and their crypto code is cracked, there will be newer and higher quality uploads.

I imagine there are strict guidelines with those hard drives involving the manager and a locked safe.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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