YouTube Sends Founders to Japan

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Executives will meet with JASRAC to discuss copyright concerns

YouTube executives will send a delegation to Japan as part of a response to a letter this month from the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) that expressed "serious concern" over the site's hosting copyrighted video clips.

YouTube previously removed more than 30,000 clips from its site after receiving a demand in October from the group and 22 other firms including public broadcaster NHK, major film studios, and Web rivals such as Yahoo! Japan.

"FUNimation has also contacted YouTube and is utilizing YouTube's Content Verification Tool and has submitted over 2,000 videos for removal because of invalid copyright permission," Senior Brand Manager Lance Heiskell tells ANN.

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