Prescreening content uploaded to YouTube for copyright violations is impossible, Google argues constantly. However, it requires its AdSense partners to do just that.
User-generated content has been a big hit on YouTube, but advertising on the site hasn't fared so well. Could user-generated commercials work?
On Friday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET reporters Kara Tsuboi and Elinor Mills discuss Knol, Google's new competitor to Wikipedia.
The search company says any blog with sexually explicit content or graphic nudity will be made private as of March 23. Blogs created after that may be removed, depending on the severity of the content.
Amateur videos, podcasts, wikis and blogs can compete effectively against offerings from big media companies, industry execs say.
Google, Facebook among those that say the film studios' suit against the MovieTube site aims to resurrect the wide powers that copyright holders would have had if SOPA had become law.
Company decides to ditch consumer-generated video and will only use the site to host the professional videos that it collaborates on with businesses.
It's not the most innovative name but the concept may be revolutionary. Metaplace, a virtual community that is currently being tested for launch in spring 2008, was one of the most talked about start-ups at the TechCrunch40 Conference.
The "hyper-commercialized" YouTube Kids teems with ad tactics deemed illegal on television, watchdogs say -- and they want the FTC to take action.
Facebook is reportedly working with prominent news sources to host their content on its pages and share in the advertising revenue.