Principles of user generated content services

18 Oct 2007

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Principles and Recommendations

Leading commercial copyright owners and services providing user-uploaded and user-generated audio and video content (“UGC Services”) agreed on a set of principles to achieve several objectives: “(1) the elimination of infringing content on UGC Services, (2) the encouragement of uploads of wholly original and authorized user-generated audio and video content, (3) the accommodation of fair use of copyrighted content on UGC Services, and (4) the protection of legitimate interests of user privacy.”