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The End of You Tube?

John on February 2, 2007 at 3:32 pm

From the International Herald Tribune:

Viacom, the media company controlled by billionaire Sumner Redstone, demanded Google Inc.’s YouTube remove more than 100,000 unauthorized videos from the site.

YouTube isn’t willing to reach a “fair market agreement” that would make Viacom’s content available to its users, New York-based Viacom said in an e-mailed statement today.

Of course this could be a bargaining tactic, but it’s hard to see how You Tube can survive if it has to be pay for clips from movies and TV.

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