Youtube Cashes in on Rampant Piracy

Posted by bkloss | YouTube | Monday 26 January 2009 1:54 am

Googlezon unite!!

Rumors of a Google – Amazon mp3 partnership surfaced mid last year (Googlezon! ).  Apparently, the relationship was cemented because Youtube now serves its visitors offers to buy Amazon mp3s related to the content they are viewing.  Let me be clear, you should read ‘related to the content’ in the previous sentence to mean the exact same content you are viewing.  To put it bluntly, YouTube is making a pitch for you to buy the song you’re listening to, the song that someone illegally uploaded.

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