Tuesday, October 16, 2007

YouTube's new rules.

I hope you guys have had the chance to read about the changes Google is making to YouTube. Read all of it, on the official blog.

In short, what it implies is that instead of checking videos before uploading, they will make "IDs" of videos - and compare them with existing videos owned by copyright owners. Then they'll automatically do what the copyright owner requests. Umm.. big move - which could eventually cost YouTube millions of uploads a month, and dwindling content will mean, dwindling traffic. Of course - YouTube's not going anywhere, but I sense an opportunity for someone in another country, (not governed by laws regarding digital content.) to make lots of money out of this.

And another major disappointment - "We require a 10-minute limit on the length of content uploaded to the site." That really sucks!

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