Tuesday, January 29, 2008Japanese 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, 2007Sony 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, 2007Anti-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, 2007Yahoo 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, 2007Sony 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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