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Friday February 2, 2007 8:27 pm

Viacom Nixes Pix on YouTube

Borat on MTV AwardsViacom has asked YouTube to remove over 100,000 unauthorized clips from its site. The company claims that after several months of negotiating with the popular site, “it has become clear that YouTube is unwilling to come to a fair market agreement that would make Viacom content available to YouTube users.”

YouTube had previously come to such an agreement with the Japan Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers, but seems to have failed to do the same with Viacom, who owns Paramount Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon and VH1. No lawsuit is in the works at present, but YouTube had better come up with a solution before legal authorities decide to intervene.

Read More | USA Today

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