Google sweating to make YouTube legit

by admin November 4, 2006 at 3:21 am

Attempts to avoid another Napster?

Google is trying to persuade traditional media companies to come aboard the good ship YouTube and supply their content to the video website.

According to Google, CBS, Sony BMG, Vivendi Universal Music and Warner Music Group have all signed deals to feature their video content on YouTube in the past month.

A spokeswoman for Google said: “Google is always talking to potential partners about how to make the most of the opportunities provided by the net.”

YouTube has been taking the world by storm since it launched in late 2005 and a deal with the likes of Warner Music could ward off potentially damaging lawsuits.

YouTube has already faced a lawsuit claiming it encouraged users to violate copyright law.

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