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Viacom ticked off at YouTube, Google

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 2nd 2007 3:30PM

Daily Show/Colbert ReportBack and forth, back and forth. It seems like every week media companies are changing their minds when it comes to online video. Now Viacom is demanding that YouTube remove 100,000 clips of their TV shows. The networks involved are CBS, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, CMT, and other networks.

This comes several months after Viacom asked YouTube (and Google) to take down copyrighted videos and to put some sort of filter in place. They say the company hasn't complied and now they want the content taken down.

Viacom says there are plenty of places to watch the content legally, including network sites such as comedycentral.com, nick.com, cbs.com, ifilm.com. Of course, you probably won't get as much selection as you do on YouTube.

[via TV Tattle]

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Patrick

Since CBS and Viacom are split, CBS Network content may not be directly affected...at least not at first.

But if Viacom is able to get its network content taken down, the other nets will likely follow.

February 03 2007 at 2:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jason

"Of course, you probably won't get as much selection as you do on YouTube."
Ya got that right.

February 03 2007 at 5:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rolff

Agree with the guy above me 100%

What a bunch of BS.....

February 02 2007 at 5:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Caitlin

Never mind the fact that CBS actually has an account on YouTube and regularly posts clips from shows like Dr. Phil and The Late Late Show.

February 02 2007 at 3:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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