As if Google didn’t have enough problems, their newest billion dollar acquisition has been taking fire like it’s in the “Green Zone.” First, the media giant, Viacom, forced YouTube to pull hundreds of thousands of videos that were allegedly infringing upon their copyrights. Then, details emerged that proved YouTube ended up throwing the proverbial baby out with the bath water by taking down an unknown number of legitimate videos along with the copyrighted clips. But hey, that’s no big deal right? I mean Google’s never had a problem participating in a bit of censorship in the past, right?
In the spirit of piling on, NBC took their turn kicking Google/YouTube while they’re down. Chief executive Jeff Zuker blasted the search-owned video-site saying “YouTube needs to prove that it will implement its filtering technology across its online platform. It’s proven it can do it when it wants to. They have the capability. The question is whether they have the will.”
While I’m not saying that YouTube will be “Napsterized”, it’s certainly going to be interesting to watch what happens in the coming months and you can be sure Gevil.org will keep you up to date on it all.