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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Japanese copyright holders embrace YouTube uploaders

The copyright-protection technology currently being trialled by YouTube has had a most unexpected result in the shape of an old-fashioned content owner embracing fan uploads to promote itself on the video-sharing site.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Sony video-sharing site goes high def with set-top box

We recently speculated that YouTube might one day soon be delivering high-definition online video instead of the grainy clips that proliferate now, but Sony Japan’s eyeVio video-sharing site has beaten the Google company to the punch by starting an HD TV service yesterday.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Anti-piracy software hunts down copyright clips to kick off video-sharing sites

Japanese researchers have come up with a rather snooty technique for detecting online pirated video content in places where it shouldn’t be. By analyzing clips for ’amateur-looking techniques’ KDDI reckons it can sort the professional stuff out from the garbage the rest of us produce.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Yahoo Japan fires up mobile YouTube rival

Currently a Japan-only project, Yahoo Videocast launched here today with a strong emphasis on allowing users to upload and watch videos from their mobile phones.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Sony says eyeVio can show YouTube the money

Sony’s attempt to create a video-sharing website to rival YouTube took a step forward this week when it announced that its eyeVio service was opening its doors to companies wishing to place video advertising.

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