ooks like Viacom’s demands that Google-owned YouTube take down Viacom content were more than negotiations to negotiate a revenue share with Google.
From the San Francisco Chronicle:
YouTube … has begun removing more than 100,000 unauthorized clips belonging to Viacom – everything from snippets of Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” to Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants.”
The purge comes after Viacom demanded that YouTube take down the material, accusing the site of violating its copyrights. Viacom says it’s the largest order to delete videos it has ever made.
Historically, Google has gotten what it has wanted in the use if third party content by agreeing to a share of the revenues generated by Google’s use of the content. Reason being that Google can generate far more online revenue than the owner of the content.
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