Searching Google Video for the titles mentioned in the article, I could often find nothing or only excerpts of up to 7 minutes (a little more than fair use, I suppose)... with some notable exceptions. I was offered to download a 1+ hour version of “Bunty Aur Babli” (you can download the movie from anywhere in the world using one of the Google Video Downloader sites). A search for “Banty Aur Babli” (note the spelling difference) returns hour-long videos as well. Searching for “Neel n Nicky” returned a movie in several different parts (the first part at 8 minutes, the second at 37, and the third part at 44 minutes). The search query “hindi funny movie” finds a movie at 1 hour, 50 minutes. The keyword “Aitraaz” returns a full movie as well (it’s split up in two parts), and so does a search for “Kya kool hai hum.”
Does Google not check the copyright of videos users upload to Google Video?
[Thanks Orli Yakuel.]
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