Media Corporations Give Birth To Copyright Cartel
There's an ongoing war between copyright owners and fair use supporters, who recently got a kick in the groin. Nine companies just got together to announce their latest plans, the so-called User Generated Content Principles.
October 19, 2007
The project is backed by nine major companies: Disney, CBS, Microsoft, Fox, NBC, Viacom, Dailymotion, MySpace and Veoh Networks.
Google decided not to join the group and go forward with its own anti-copyright infringement program rather than just sit down and let others decided what's to be done.
Earlier this week, Google-owned YouTube announced Video Identification, a technology that compares uploaded material with the the content provided by copyright owners and allows copyright owners to request the automatic deletion of infringing content.
The User Generated Content Principles can be read over here, if you're interested.