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Old 05-28-2008, 11:00 PM
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Default Zuneboards Launches ZuneTV: I Give it 90 Days Before the Lawsuits Start

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.zuneboards.com/tv/' target='_blank'>http://www.zuneboards.com/tv/</a><br /><br /></div><img border="1" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/zt/auto/1212002460.usr1.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br />I saw this news story over at <a href="http://gotzune.com/2008/05/zunetv-release" target="_blank">Got Zune?</a> and here's the launch message from the ZuneTV team:<br /><br /><em>&quot;We&rsquo;ve hinted at an upcoming project a few times earlier. We&rsquo;ve asked for donations to help with the development costs. Well, after almost 4 months since the announcement, we are proud to launch ZuneTV. ZuneTV is a YouTube-like site specialized for Zuners. All content uploaded are automatically converted into a Zune-friendly .wmv format, that is readily available for download to members. To start off, we have already uploaded a few hundred videos, but the rest is up to you. Have a video you love? Think something is so absolutely hilarious that you must share? You&rsquo;ve come to the right place. ZuneTV&rsquo;s success is dependent on you, the member. To get started, you&rsquo;ll first need a ZuneBoards account. For support and suggestions, we have set up a forum for that here. Without further ado, say hello to ZuneTV.&quot;</em><br /><br />I think it's really great that they've decided to do something like this for the Zune Community, but if the content I see under the <a href="http://www.zuneboards.com/tv/video.php?category=mv&amp;viewtype=" target="_blank">Most Watched Videos</a>&nbsp; is any indication of what the overall content is like, ZuneTV is going to run into trouble pretty quickly. The contest consists mostly of South Park episodes, MadTV clips, a few typical &quot;teen stripper webcam&quot; videos, and other commercial content that I have a hunch wasn't shared with permission. There are a few personal videos that might have been uploaded by the owners, but the double-compressed look of them leaves me doubting that as well. <br /><br />It's really hard to launch a video site from the ground up and get legitimate content, but unless the ZuneTV people take copyright violations seriously, they're going to be in trouble.
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