Japanese authors society JASRAC says key YouTube executives will visit Japan to discuss the ongoing problem of Japanese copyrighted content being uploaded to the popular video-sharing website without rights-holders' permission.

According to JASRAC, YouTube CEO Chad Hurley and chief technical officer Steve Chen will be joined by David Eun, VP of YouTube parent company Google, for meetings in the week of Feb. 5.

In a letter sent to YouTube on Dec. 4 a group comprising 22 Japanese broadcasters and other rights holders, represented by JASRAC, asked that YouTube implement "an infringement-preventive system."

The letter followed YouTube's compliance with the group's request in October that it would remove some 30,000 files comprising their copyrighted material.