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Ari Emanuel: Google Needs To Help Stop Piracy, Glenn Beck Is TV Model

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    Ari Emanuel: Google Needs To Help Stop Piracy, Glenn Beck Is TV Model (click for full article)

    "Arie Emanuel took no prisoners during the D-10 conference in California on Wednesday. The William Morris Endeavor agency head -- famous for being the brother of former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, as well as the inspiration for Ari Gold on "Entourage" -- said that Google needs to do a better job preventing online piracy.


    "I'm going to piss a lot of people off," Emanuel said to conference attendees, a mixture of tech executives and Silicon Valley power players. "We need Northern California to figure out how to keep our intellectual property from being stolen."


    According to Deadline.com, Emanuel later said that "stealing is a bad thing."


    While the superagent didn't have all the answers on how Google could help prevent online piracy, a growing drag on the revenue stream of the entertainment industry as a whole, he did hope the search engine giant would "start filtering" when stealing was done internationally.


    Writing for AllThingsD, the web site that organized the D-10 conference, Peter Kafka summed up Emanuel's thoughts as such:


    Emanuel is fine with technology when it generates additional revenue streams for him, like when Netflix and Hulu pay up for shows his clients have already produced for TV.

    But he doesn't like Google's technology, which he thinks enables piracy. And if you think you're going to get HBO's "Game of Thrones" without paying for HBO? You're nuts.


    To that end, Emanuel praised Glenn Beck as a "model" for the future of television, while also highlighting Les Moonves from CBS as "doing great."


    As THR.com notes, Beck has 230,000 paid subscribers on his site and offers them exclusive content. Hulu and Netflix provide similar subscription options, which is something Emanuel is fine with -- as long as people continue to pay.


    "I'm OK with them watching it on Nexflix as long as we figure out the economics and I believe premium content is more valuable than two dogs on a couch," he said.


    For more on Emanuel's D-10 discussion, head over to Deadline.com."
     
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    WME Head Ari Emanuel D10 Interview - Peter Kafka - D10 - AllThingsD (click for full article)

    Ari Emanuel Wants You to Shut Up and Pay Up

    MAY 30, 2012 AT 8:11 PM PT


    The D10 conference kicked off yesterday with a gospel choir and a marching band. Tonight, we got a pro wrestling match.


    In one corner: Ari Emanuel, playing the role of "Hollywood guy who thinks Hollywood is in pretty great shape." The opposing corner, I think, was filled with most of the tech-friendly D10 audience.


    You'll definitely want to check out the highlight reel for this one, particularly for the theatrical confrontation between Emanuel and Joshua Topolsky, editor-in-chief of The Verge, in which Emanuel finds displeasure with one of Topolsky's metaphors. (Note to Emanuel: The Verge is a big technology news site. Lots of people read it. Maybe even some of your agents.)


    [UPDATE: Here's a 22-minute compilation clip that will give you a very good taste of the evening's tone and tenor.]
     
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    Google's Wojcicki fires back at "misinformed" Ari Emanuel — Tech News and Analysis (click for full article)

    Google's Susan Wojcicki defended the search giant Thursday against the newest claims from the content industry that it has amassed a fortune partly on the back of pirated content, made the previous night by "superagent" Ari Emanuel at the D: All Things Digital conference.


    "I think he was misinformed, very misinformed," Wojcicki said, regarding comments made by Emanuel that since Google was capable of filtering child pornography out of YouTube, it could do the same for pirated content if it really wanted to. "We do not want to be building a business based on piracy."


    Child pornography is something that is easy to filter from a technical standpoint: you know it when you see it, Wojcicki said. Content, on the other hand, is more complicated because there can be multiple rights holders to a piece of content.


    Google lets rights holders identify their content by submitting a copy through YouTube's Content ID system, which scans YouTube for matches for that copy and lets rights holders decide if they want to run ads against that content or just remove it. It's not clear whether Emanuel's rant concerned YouTube or Google's search results, but Google has tried a few things with search results in an attempt to balance between the concerns of copyright owners and its desire to index as much information as possible.
     
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