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So, the BBC have done a deal with YouTube to show videos on their site. They're going to have three YouTube channels - a basic one that shows various behind the scenes video diaries and so on, including David Tennant's; a BBC Worldwide one showing lots of Top Gear/ Richard Attenborough type high profile stuff; and a BBC News one that isn't launched yet.

Also in that article:
"Mr Highfield [head Futuretech guy] said the BBC would not be hunting down all BBC-copyrighted clips already uploaded by YouTube members - although it would reserve the right to swap poor quality clips with the real thing, or to have content removed that infringed other people's copyright, like sport, or that had been edited or altered in a way that would damage the BBC's brand."

Hurray! A corporation being sensible about online content! Similarly, Random House and Harper Collins (US sites, not UK, yet) have taken a leaf out of Amazon's book (yes, sorry) and put Browse Inside widgets on their webpage so you can leaf through the first ten pages or so of some of their books, apparently to simulate leafing through a book in their bookstore. You can get a funky little Harper Collins widget for your webpage, too - look:


Browse Inside this book
Get this for your site

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dakegra
Mar. 3rd, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
I'd heard about the Beeb/YouTube thing, but didn't realise it had started.Cool!
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