Recently, YouTube was continuously criticized, attacked and analyzed for the content published on its page but the video service receives the highest traffic since the Google acquisition. Moreover, YouTube managed to attract an impressive amount of users even if Viacom demanded the company to remove almost 100.000 videos from the page. Today, the video service owned by Google received another hit after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences demanded the search giant to remove all the Oscar-related
clips from the page.
"Web surfers will no longer be reliving the magic moments of the 2007 Oscarcast via YouTube. The vid-viewing site complied with a Tuesday request from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to remove all unauthorized clips of the kudocast. The Academy doesn't regularly offer a version of the show on homevideo, and Robertson said that having the clips removed from YouTube was "really not about (protecting that) business opportunity." One of the only elements of Sunday's show that remains on YouTube is one of the commercials: a cinema-centric Apple spot promoting its forthcoming iPhone," Variety.com reported.
The officials sustain the academy is not looking to post clips on the Oscar.com website to increase its traffic or to offer the movies as a home video to receive money from its sales.
As you know, this is not the first decision that affects YouTube after an important amount of content is removed from the database. Recently, Viacom, the owner of well-known television programs such as Comedy Central and MTV, demanded Google to remove almost 100.000 clips from its website because it considered that the search giant receives praises for the content provided by other publishers.