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Possible Copyright Violations Found in Google Video Database

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Via our colleagues at Inside Google and Google Blogoscoped, we learn of several examples of copyright material apparently being distributed without permission via Google Video.

Peter Chane, senior product manager for Google Video, told Danny earlier this week that Google conducts a "very superficial review" of video that people upload to the service. He said they're primarily looking for porn and copyright violations and would remove violations they don't catch if reported.

Well, it seems like Google's review process has some kinks in it.

As Nathan documents, he was able to find and view for free, all 130 minutes of Matrix Revolutions, epsidoes of The Family Guy, and a clip from The Daily Show.

Meanwhile, Now playing on Google: 'Matrix,' 'Family Guy' from News.com today points out that some of this content has been in the Google database for several weeks, as submissions have been allowed before the new live video feature opened to the public.

For example, Matrix Revolutions has an upload date of June 9th.


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