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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Music Videos at Vevo, With Some Google Help

"We’re sorry, VEVO is not currently available in your country."

Music video site Vevo has launched in the US and Canada, geoblocked in other countries. The AP writes that Vevo launches “as both a Web site and an embedded video player that will replace Universal, Sony and EMI videos now available on Google Inc.’s video site YouTube” with Google’s YouTube receiving “a small percentage of advertising revenue for providing Vevo with technology”.

If you’re from the US or Canada we’d love to see some screenshots from you! Below is what a proxy sees, with some black areas and non-working videos. Wonder if Google is also responsible for delivering the geoblocking technology here, which is so untrue to the original spirit of the web?

[Thanks Ionut!]


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