When Time Warner and Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner decided to back Veoh Networks, I'm sure the last thing they had in mind was producing yet another site with unauthorized content. Yet again this is the case with video sharing site Veoh.com. The only difference being that they have a new issue on their hands.
Veoh claims its advantage in the video sharing world is due to their peer-to-peer technology and ability to stream long-format high-quality video. Well as you can guess, this has provided an even better venue for the sharing of some full length content.
So what is Veoh's response to all of this: blame the people who are posting the material!
"We have a policy that specifically states that when we see copyright material posted, we take it down," said Veoh Networks CEO Dmitry Shapiro. "This problem is the democratization of publishing. Anyone can now post a video to the Internet. Sometimes the material belongs to someone else. We take this very seriously."
CNET has a great write-up