Companies are wanting to crack down on hijacked company videos - especially infomercials
WCNN - Reporter
September 5, 2014
YouTube's model has always been centered at content sharing and allowing anyone to voice themselves and get content and media pushed out to the masses. If your product is good or funny it goes viral and you get attention, but if your content is bad, no one watches or pays attention.
A group of business that aim toward infomercials or helping one-off products succeed are targeting YouTube asking them to restrict content and work in their best interest. We've elected not to release the names of these companies because, 1) You probably don't know who they are, 2) We want to help keep funny videos on YouTube, and 3) They have been really mean to YouTube and we don't like mean people.
No legal action has started yet, but we anticipate a court battle in coming months. YouTube released a statement that is not only short, but it sums up their viewpoint pretty well: "YouTube will not be removing videos of any kind that don't violate our terms of service. These videos don't. These companies can go to hell. They are stupid too."
Here is an example of the type of video these companies want YouTube want banned:
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