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service to use the video to create ads.
the service, which provides the right to use the video through the google inc. youtube network, does not charge any fee.
the video advertising service would have no obligation to play the video again but would have to refund ad revenue to youtube.
an online petition seeking the removal of the videos also has gained about 1,100 signatures.
'the youtube advertising service is an unacceptable violation of copyright, and would allow the infringement of the youtube channel videos,' the petition said.
a youtube spokeswoman said google has removed the videos.
'we use automated systems to remove them and we've done so after they've been reported,' spokeswoman kelli burns said in an e-mailed statement.
youtube has more than a billion users watching its videos across a variety of platforms. the service has also faced the wrath of some of its own creators, including actor charlie sheen.
in 2009-2010, youtube introduced the content id system, which allows video creators to automatically remove copyrighted content from their videos in a system that is overseen by a third-party copyright infringement service.
the copyright alert system is designed to allow content owners to identify and quickly remove infringing material and allow for a dispute resolution process and compensation to the content owner. but it also allows some people to create viral videos using copyrighted content.
as of jan. 29, 2010, more than 7.