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UK NEWS: YOUTUBE REMOVE GANG VIDEOS AFTER NEWHAM COUNCIL REQUEST

BBC News reports that YouTube has removed removed dozens of videos promoting gang violence after a request from an east London council. Newham Council has created a special unit within its enforcement team to trace videos it believes could be used to recruit new gang members. The scheme, which has been running since January, has indentified about 500 videos and 76 of them have so far been removed. Other London councils are looking at the scheme with a view to adopting it. []

YOUTUBE VIDEO LEADS TO HOLLYWOOD CONTRACT

Via BBC News A producer from Uruguay who uploaded a short film to YouTube in November 2009 has been offered a $30m (£18.6m) contract to make a Hollywood film. The movie will be sponsored by director Sam Raimi, whose credits include the Spiderman and Evil Dead films. Continue Reading / View film This news has inspired me! I better hurry and upload my harrowing and gut wrenching short film about a bitter has-been music ‘star’ who is well past his sell by date! Hollywood will definitely come a knocking! I []

UK NEWS: SONY ERICSSON LAUNCHES POCKET TV

Sony Ericsson has launched Pocket TV, a music-based entertainment program hosted by Holy Moly TV’s resident interviewer Matt Edmondson. Viewers can watch interviews, live sessions and behind the scenes footage with bands via their handsets or on YouTube. Artists featured on Pocket TV so far have been, Chipmunk, Marilyn Manson, Master Shortie, Florence and the Machine, All American Rejects, Lethal Bizzle and N-Dubz. For more information about Pocket TV visit: http://www.youtube.com/pockettvshow

VIACOM WINS RIGHT TO ACCESS YOUTUBE RECORDS

Google has been ordered to surrender the data of users that watch YouTube videos, including videos streamed on other websites, to Viacom. The ruling was made by Judge Stanton of the federal court for the Southern District of New York. YouTube user data now available to Viacom includes usernames, videos viewed and IP addresses, which Viacom can use to identify some individuals through ISPs – making users potentially liable for copyrighted material they consumed, the same way the RIAA pursued peer-to-peer file sharers. []