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EMI signs distribution deal with YouTube

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 31 May 2007 16:02 User comments (2)

EMI signs distribution deal with YouTube This morning, Google announced that it had signed a deal with EMI that would allow users of the gigantic social video site YouTube to view videos and other content from the label's artists. The deal would also allow for users to use portions of the artist's videos in their own content.
The agreement now means that YouTube has distribution deals with all four of the major worldwide labels. "We're excited to add EMI Music's stellar roster of artists' content to our site and make it available to our community," YouTube CEO and co-founder Chad Hurley said in a statement.

The deal does more to protect YouTube from future lawsuits brought by content porviders and copyright holders. Recently, YouTube was sued by Viacom which is hoping for $1 billion USD in damages over the use of copyrighted content on the site.


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2 user comments

131.5.2007 21:34

This is great news to create a safety net before commencing the video streaming. Great dealing now we can view music videos without hassle. :)

228.6.2007 6:24

EMI seems to be all over the place lately.

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