Tag Archive: Youtube

Jan 26

YouTube (and Netflix) monetize online piracy

Need more evidence that Google’s YouTube earns income from pirates who upload (and monetize) films for which they don’t own the rights?  Well, here’s another example I found today (1/26/13).  This time it’s a YouTube user with the moniker “iWatchEpicMovies.”   The film in question (one of many the uploaded claimed by the user) is …

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Jan 22

Chronic, Ill-Gotten Gains- Google’s Web of Piracy Profit

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” — Sir Walter Scott   Surprise, surprise–Google announced today that its profits “surged” this quarter thanks to an increase in online advertising revenue.  A company press release heralded the news: We ended 2012 with a strong quarter,” said Larry Page, CEO of Google. …

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Jan 14

Content Leeches-The Dark Underbelly of YouTube’s Content Monetization

Black markets are endemic in criminal culture, so it’s not much of a surprise, given the popularity of Internet commerce, that an illicit economy thrives online.  By now we’ve grown accustomed to finding pirated content and counterfeit products marketed on web sites across the world.  What’s disturbing is how entwined (and dependent) some of these …

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Jan 09

R.I.P. myArtCinema2 (A.K.A. YouTube Pirate)

If you read my earlier post describing how a YouTube user monetized pirated films , you’ll appreciate this update:

Jan 09

Youtube Allows Pirate “Partners” to Profit From Illegal Movie Uploads

I was on YouTube recently and came across another, not so surprising, downside to their content monetization.  At first I’d noticed some movie trailers that were uploaded, claimed, and monetized by entities other than the studios/rights holders.  Now it’s not surprising that folks upload trailers that aren’t theirs, claim it and make money off it. …

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Jan 19

Dear Google, I have a suggestion…

Dummy file on Youtube linking to pirate website.

If you’ve read this blog you already know that Google reaps in millions (if not billions) of profit via online piracy. It’s no surprise, therefore that Google is fighting tooth and nail against efforts by Congress to enact a law that would reign in the rampant online black market flourishes thanks piracy (and Google’s ad …

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