New copyright guidelines for online content

Some of the world’s biggest Internet and media companies have joined together to offer a set of guidelines aimed at protecting copyrights online.

The idea is to enable the growth and development of user-generated content online without violating the copyrights of the content owners, according to a statement released by CBS Corp., Dailymotion, Fox Entertainment Group, Microsoft Corp., MySpace, NBC Universal, Veoh Networks Inc., Viacom Inc. and The Walt Disney Co.

“The principles acknowledge a collective respect for protecting copyrights and recognize that filtering technologies must be effective and are only a part of what is necessary to achieve this goal,” according to the statement.

The User Generated Content Principles advocate using technology to eliminate content uploaded by users that infringes on a copyright as well as blocking copyright-infringing material that was uploaded before it was made publicly available.

“These principles offer a road map for unlocking the enormous potential of online video and user-generated content,” said Bob Iger, president and CEO of Disney, in the statement. “Cooperation among us, aided by emerging technologies, can clear the way for further growth in the availability of online video in ways that will be good for consumers, good for copyright owners and good for uploading services.”

On Monday, Google Inc. said it has a video-blocking tool in beta testing that will allow content owners to intercept copyrighted clips as they’re uploaded to YouTube, its video-sharing site.

Would you recommend this article?

Share

Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think of this article!
We'd love to hear your opinion about this or any other story you read in our publication.


Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

Featured Download

CDN Staff
CDN Staffhttps://channeldailynews.com
For over 25 years, CDN has been the voice of the IT channel community in Canada. Today through our digital magazine, e-mail newsletter, video reports, events and social media platforms, we provide channel partners with the information they need to grow their business.

Related Tech News

CDN in your inbox

CDN delivers a critical analysis of the competitive landscape detailing both the challenges and opportunities facing solution providers. CDN's email newsletter details the most important news and commentary from the channel.