WC YouTube clips removed

The ICC have targeted online media site YouTube, demanding they remove all World Cup footage, claiming a breach of copyright infringements.

The site which allows users from the around the world to upload video clips to its server has long included all sorts of cricket clips.

The ICC have employed online rights protection agency NetResult to help remove the clips according to The Guardian.

“We are here to protect the commercial broadcast rights for the ICC and GCC and there is an issue here,” said Christopher Stokes, CEO of NetResult

“In general there is a dilemma for rights holders in that they want people to enjoy the event but also have stringent contracts with TV broadcasters and with mobile rights holders. In today’s world, broadcasters buy highlights as well as live coverage and mobile rights means clips. There is an obligation to protect them.”

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