Thursday, January 25, 2007

Google Announces Video Plans

Google announced that it will keep both its video service and YouTube. While Google Video will focus on "search for the world's online video content, irrespective of where it may be hosted," YouTube will continue to be run as a video hosting site. Techdirt calls this an "elegant solution" because it focuses on the strengths of each site, which is far better than Google milking YouTube for all it's worth. However, Google should watch out for SFX v. Davis, the case in Texas that has made linking a crime, because the judge's reasoning there could pose problems for Google Video's new focus.
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