Monday, February 12, 2007

Mystery Science-ish

Some inline fun, via Reuters.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Google Inc.'s YouTube signed a deal with Digital Music Group Inc. to post more than 4,000 hours of video content such as classic television shows [Knightrider?] to the video-sharing site, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday [So you guys basically sit around the office rewriting what you read from the WSJ? Sweet job!].

Digital Music, an online distributor of independently owned [read: sucky] music, TV shows and films, will receive an undisclosed portion of revenue [10% tops, if they're lucky. But you get some great Google branded mugs and caps.] from ads [ads from a Google owned property? You're shitting me?!] that YouTube shows on the Web pages featuring its programming, the Journal said. The programming, which includes episodes of "I Spy" and "Gumby" [Where's my Knightrider?], will be free to users ["Hey, marketing thinks no one would actually pay for this stuff, what do we do?"] when it becomes available in the coming weeks [No one working at YouTube was actually alive before DVDs... so uploading from tape has been a challenge], the Journal said.

Under the deal, YouTube will also use a filtering technology to identify songs for which Digital Music controls the rights that are being used without authorization in videos on the site [Nazis! Hey, is that numa numa song copyrighted? Crap, I gotta go!], the paper said.

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