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YouTube Pacts with DMGI to Cover User-Gen Clips

Feb 12, 2007  •  Post A Comment

YouTube today struck a deal with TV and music content owner Digital Music Group to feature classic TV shows from its library and to allow DMGI music videos to be featured in user-generated clips uploaded to YouTube.

The TV shows includes “Gumby,” “I Spy” and “My Favorite Martian.”

The deal represents the latest in what’s become a rollercoaster of copyright challenges for the video-sharing site. Earlier this month, Viacom demanded that YouTube to remove more than 100,000 clips of its content from the site. YouTube complied with the request.

The DMGI deal is similar to pacts YouTube inked last fall with record labels Sony BMG and Universal Music Group to allow YouTube users to incorporate music clips into videos they create and post on the service.

(Editor: Romanelli)