After pulling nearly 30,000 videos last week due to a demand from a Japanese copyright group, YouTube has now been asked to remove another batch of videos by Viacom. The videos include clips from Comedy Central shows The Colbert Report and The Daily Show with John Stewart, which are available by the thousands on YouTube. Viacom has not disclosed the number of videos it asked YouTube to pull. However, considering the media conglomerate owns TV networks like Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, and VH1 as well as movie studios and producers like DreamWorks and Paramount, a good chunk of YouTube's repertoire of unlicensed content could face the axe.
Viacom's request isn't all bad for YouTube, though, as Yahoo News says it was made "as part of ongoing discussions on how [YouTube and Viacom] can work together." So far, YouTube has already signed content and advertising deals with CBS, EMI, NBC, Sony BMG, and Universal.
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