Joost and Viacom make a deal

The online tv service, Joost has made a licensing deal with Viacom International Inc. Joost works in a peer-to-peer fashion and allows users watch television programs on their computers.

Many video sharing sites such as YouTube are constantly being asked to remove content that infringes broadcaster?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s copyrights. Earlier this month, Viacom asked YouTube to take down over 100,000 clips from their programs.

This deal should help Joost coexist peacefully with content producers rather than operating at odds with them.

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