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  1. More Delays For YouTube Filtering Technology?

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The content filtering technology that YouTube has promised media partners for almost a year now may finally see the light of day this fall. Or maybe not. A lawyer for Google (which owns YouTube) told the judge presiding over Viacom's copyrigh ...

  2. Plugged and Unplugged

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: EMI's decision in April to sell digital music without DRM sent shockwaves through the music industry -- garnering headlines, praise, and criticism for the move. But we are just now starting to see the real method behind the madness. ...

  3. Plugged And Unplugged

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: This was one of those rare weeks that there were more "best of" contenders than "worst of." Atlantic Record's deal with Sprint to subsidize music distributed on P2P networks, Rhapsody's new search-by-lyrics f ...

  4. Google 'To Launch YouTube' In France

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT French daily financial newspaper Les Echos reports that Google is due to launch a French version of YouTube in the next few days. Google France declined to comment on the report, which suggested the French service would be a test for the launch of ...

  5. EMI, Google, YouTube Form Content Partnership

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music, Google and YouTube have signed a licensing deal, which seems to indicate that the video sharing site's long-awaited content identification and filtering technology is finally ready for prime time. Under the terms of a new agreement ...

  6. WMG Sues Social Networking Site Imeem

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the social networking site Imeem, seeking both monetary damages and a court order to restrict all WMG music from the site. In the filing, WMG claims Imeem has avoided using any ...

  7. MySpace Launches 'Take Down, Stay Down' Video Filter

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MySpace has introduced new technology into the service that prevents members from reposting videos that have previously been removed for copyright reasons. Called "Take Down, Stay Down," the feature creates a digital fingerprint of any v ...

  8. YouTube To Share Ad Revenues With Users

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT YouTube has taken its first steps towards sharing advertising revenue with those creating the user-generated videos that have made the service so popular. On its blog, the company announced a plan to offer revenue partnerships with specific users ...

  9. French Societies Block Blogmusik

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST French collecting societies SACEM and SPPF are claiming victory after taking action against Paris-based music service Blogmusik.net. SACEM, which represents songwriters and publishers, and SPPF, which represents independent labels, separately issu ...

  10. UMG, Bolt Settle Out Of Court

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has settled its copyright infringement lawsuit against teen social networking site Bolt out of court. Under the agreement, Bolt will pay UMG damages in the "multi-million dollar" range for past infringement, against ...

  11. Social Network Taps SnoCap

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Social network Imeem is integrating SnoCap's content identification and music registry to give members the ability to stream and discover music while providing labels a share in advertising revenue. Unlike SnoCap's MySpace service, which ...

  12. Wind-up Pacts With YouTube

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Wind-up Records has struck a deal to make its music videos available on YouTube, in return for a share of the company's advertising revenue. The label also is making available a list of pre-cleared tracks that YouTube users can embed into the ...

  13. Veoh Launches Online Video Syndication Service

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veoh Networks, an Internet video firm, has launched a new online video syndication service that uses peer-to-peer network technology to distribution video on such Web services as MySpace and YouTube. The model is similar to competitor BrightCove, ...

  14. MySpace Tests Video Filtering Technology

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST MySpace.com is testing technology from Audible Magic that blocks distribution of user generated videos containing unauthorized copyrighted content. Audible Magic's digital finger printing solution screens video uploaded by users and blocks an ...

  15. JASRAC, YouTube Fracas Rumbles On

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Japanese authors society JASRAC said today (Feb. 6) that YouTube has agreed to put up a Japanese-language notice on its Web site warning users that it is illegal to post or upload audio-visual works whose copyrights are neither owned by YouTube no ...

  16. Indies Up In Arms Over YouTube

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Key players in the independent label community are preparing for a legal skirmish with YouTube over content being used on the video-sharing site. Sources tell Billboard.biz that the independents are aggrieved with terms proposed by the giant socia ...

  17. JASRAC, YouTube Execs To Meet

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST 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 J ...

  18. WMG Signs Ad-Share Deal With Video Site

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has formed an advertising revenue sharing agreement with a French user-generated video site called DailyMotion.com. Similar to YouTube, Dailymotion.com allows users to upload and browse video clips. Unlike YouTube, the site does ...

  19. Reports: YouTube Content ID Filters Delayed

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST YouTube is finding out first hand how difficult content identification and filtering technology can be. The company fell short of its promise to implement the technology by the end of 2006. According to a Financial Times article (subscription requ ...

  20. YouTube Replies To JASRAC Demands

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST YouTube has pledged to launch a Japanese-language notice on its Web site warning users not to post or upload copyrighted works without permission, according to local authors' society JASRAC. On Dec. 4 , JASRAC sent a letter to YouTube on beha ...

  21. YouTube Taken To Task In Japan

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Japanese rights holders are demanding that YouTube take steps to prevent their copyrighted content from being uploaded to the popular video-sharing Web site without their permission. In a letter sent to YouTube on Dec. 4 and released on Dec. 5, a ...

  22. CAA, Revver In Partnership For Viral Video

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Agency to bring marketing opportunities, talent to site. CAA is forging formal ties with Revver, the online video company that offers advertising revenue splits with content creators. CAA is expected to bring marketing opportunities and talent to ...

  23. WMG Taps Pelson To Oversee Music Marketing

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST He will serve as senior VP of global consumer marketing. As Warner Music Group pushes further into embracing digital opportunities ranging from YouTube to MySpace, the company is turning to an executive hailing from the social networking business ...

  24. WMG Taps Pelson To Oversee Music Marketing

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will serve as senior VP. As Warner Music Group pushes further into embracing digital opportunities ranging from YouTube to MySpace, the company is turning to an executive hailing from the social networking business to oversee the way it markets mu ...

  25. Brightcove, AOL Team For Net Video Service

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Publishers can receive as much as 70% of sales. AOL and Internet television site Brightcove launched a distribution service Monday (Oct. 30) in which video publishers can sell downloads through AOL Video and receive as much as 70% of the revenue g ...

  26. WMG Launches Viral Offering

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Teams with Internet TV specialist Brightcove. Teams with Internet TV specialist Brightcove. News ...

  27. WMG Launches Viral Offering

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group is making its artist and label web sites YouTube friendly. The music giant is using a technology from Cambridge, Mass.-based Internet TV specialist Brightcove that allows music fans Warner Music Group is making its artist and la ...

  28. Music Nation, Epic, Clear Channel To Launch Competition

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Winners receive record deal with Epic. Recently launched Music Nation, a self-described artist development company, has partnered with Clear Channel Radio and Epic Records to launch an online video competition with a global record deal as the main ...

  29. YouTube Deletes 30,000 Files

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT YouTube has removed some 30,000 files from its Web site following complaints of copyright infringement by 23 Japanese broadcasters and other rights holders, local authors society JASRAC said Oct. 20. YouTube has removed some 30,000 files from its ...

  30. Universal Music Group Sues Networking Sites

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Five companies under the Universal Music Group umbrella have sued the operators of Grouper Networks and Bolt, two online music and video networking sites, for copyright infringement. Five companies under the Universal Music Group umbrella have sue ...

  31. Google Buys YouTube

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Online search giant Google agreed to buy viral video sensation YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock, the companies announced this afternoon (Oct. 9). The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter. Online search giant Google agreed to buy viral ...

  32. Google Buys YouTube

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Online search giant Google agreed to buy viral video sensation YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock, the companies announced this afternoon (Oct. 9). The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter. Online search giant Google agreed to buy viral ...

  33. YouTube Strikes Deals With UMG, Sony BMG, CBS

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Video-sharing Web site YouTube Inc. struck content deals Monday (Oct. 9) with Universal Music Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment and CBS Corp. For several days, Google Inc. has been rumored to be in Video-sharing Web site YouTube Inc. struck cont ...

  34. Report: Google In Talks To Buy YouTube

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal estimated at $1.6 billion. Internet search leader Google Inc is in talks to buy popular Web video site YouTube Inc. for close to $1.6 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing a person familiar with the matter. According to ...

  35. New Online Music TV Station Launches

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To be initially broadcast via broadband on Web. Tim Renner, the former Chairman/ CEO of Universal Deutschland, and now owner of the online radio station Motor FM in Berlin, launched an Internet-delivered television music channel at Popkomm on Wedn ...

  36. Microsoft Preps YouTube Rival

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Testing to begin Sept. 19. Microsoft Corp. will start testing on Tuesday (Sept. 19) an Internet video-sharing service called Soapbox, the software company's answer to Web sensation YouTube. Soapbox ( http://soapbox.msn.com ) is one facet of M ...

  37. YouTube, Warner Music Ink Partnership

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ad revenue-sharing pact unveiled Monday. Music videos from artists like Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Sean Paul will be legally available for the first time on online community YouTube after signing its first commercial partnership with Warne ...

  38. UMG Pressuring YouTube, MySpace

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is stepping up pressure against popular online sites YouTube and MySpace, accusing them of infringing the copyrights of its artists' music videos. Universal Music Group is stepping up pressure against popular online site ...

  39. YouTube, Labels Talk Video Deal

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Site receives over 100 millions views a day. YouTube Inc. said on Tuesday (Aug. 15) it is talking with record labels to post thousands of music videos online, aiming to move beyond being a site for sharing home videos to a provider of mainstream e ...

  40. Ricall, Siren U.K. Synch-Rights Service Goes Live

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT London-based Ricall, the digital music-search and licensing service provider, has completed integrating San Francisco-based Siren Systems Inc.'s technology to create what it describes as "the Google o London-based Ricall, the digital mus ...

  41. Google, MTV Team For Video Deal

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a further reach for online video, Google Inc will begin distributing clips from MTV Networks' shows to other Web sites through its budding video service in a model that offers content creators a ne In a further reach for online video, Goog ...

  42. AOL To Launch New Video Portal

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Aims to be 'one-stop source' for online video content. AOL is launching new video portal August 4 that will offer access to music videos, news clips, movie trailers, full length TV shows and user generated content. The portal, AOL Video ...

  43. YouTube Sued For Copyright Infringement

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lawsuit filed by a Los Angeles journalist. YouTube, the popular Internet video sharing site, is being sued for copyright infringement, setting the stage for a courtroom battle over the interpretation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Consid ...

  44. YouTube Sued For Copyright Infringement

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lawsuit filed by a Los Angeles journalist. YouTube, the popular Internet video sharing site, is being sued for copyright infringement, setting the stage for a courtroom battle over the interpretation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Consid ...

  45. AOL Readies 'YouTube Killer'

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT AOL quietly revealed a beta version of <A HREF="http://communityvideo.aol.com/Main.do">UnCut</A>--the internet giant's new community video application--earlier this week. The 'YouTube Killer,' as it AOL quietly ...

  46. Napster Launches Limited Free Service

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company's shares jumped 11 percent on news. Napster is offering free music again, but this time it’s legal. Napster, Inc. re-launched its Web site today (May 1), allowing users to search and listen to any song in its 2 million-track library f ...

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