YouTube deletes 29,549 copyright-busting files

by admin October 20, 2006 at 11:27 am

Japanese media companies rattle katana

Industry predictions that Google may have bought itself a whole heap of copyright trouble when it recently acquired YouTube for a modest $1.65bn, appear to be coming true as media companies worldwide move to protect their assets from illicit online dissemination.

According to Reuters, the Japan Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers – which represents 23 media companies including TV networks and movie distributors – has successfully lobbied for the removal of 29,549 files from the website.

Read more: The Register