Thursday, February 15, 2007

29,549 video files were deleted from YouTube

A total of 29, 549 video files were deleted from YouTube due to the copyright infridgement. Most of these copyrighted files were posted by individual users.

Files involved were copyrighted Japanese television shows, music videos and movies.

Suggestion has been made to introduce a preliminary screening process acting as a filtering systems of the copyrighted material.

At the same time, copyrighted materials with the approval from the copyright holders will be posted in exchange with the advertisment revenue sharing by YouTube.

Source: YouTube Purges Nearly 30,000 Files on Japanese Demand (

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