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Japanese Group Asks YouTube to Implement Copyright Filter
/ December 5, 2006 5:49 pm

Tokyo – A group of 23 Japanese TV stations and entertainment companies has written to Google's YouTube, asking the video-sharing service to implement a system that prevents copyrighted videos from being uploaded by users, the Associated Press reported.

The Japan Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) last month asked YouTube to delete 30,000 of its members' copyrighted videos.

While YouTube complied, the JASRAC letter stated that the company's current system "is not functioning well due to the (continued) large volume of illegal uploads."

JASRAC additionally asked YouTube to implement a copyright filter; post a copyright notice in Japanese; require uploaders to register; and terminate the accounts of those who violate copyrights.

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