Japanese Group Wants YouTube To Be Proactive About Copyright

The Japan Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers is asking YouTube to set up a pre-post review system for uploads. AP reports that the group has sent a leter to YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen on behalf of 23 Japanese TV stations and entertainment companies. YouTube removed nearly 30,000 Japanese videos last month after the same group complained of copyright infringement. They’re now asking for preliminary review, a notice in Japanese about illegal uploads, registration with details, and a ban on users who violate copyright. They want a reply by Dec. 15.

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