March 30, 2006

Now YouTube Against Copyright

This week YouTube has restricted the maximum upload time of the videos to 10 minutes, along with the previous restriction of the maximum file size to be 100MB, to restrict videos which violate copyright laws.

This change won't impact the vast majority of our users. We know that over 99% of videos uploaded are already under 10 mins, and we also know that most of our users only watch videos that are under about 3 minutes in length.

YouTube says that they are trying to balance the rights of copyright owners with the rights of our users. Quite simply I guess, prevention against silly lawsuits is always a good thing.

(link: YouTube)

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