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July 05(Sat), 2008

Nico Nico Douga Version upgrade

Nico Nico Douga is taking another major step. On July the 2rd Dwango announced an agreement with three associations of film and video industry, to delete all videos that infringe copyright, including MAD movies. Then, after the release show on the 4th which gathered 2,000 users in a big concert hall and more than 10,000 users via live webcast, Nico Nico Douga has been upgraded today to what is called the "Summer" version. New services include:

  • Niconi community: community function that enables upload, view and comment only among certain community members.
  • Niconi commons: a web site to share images, videos or sounds that are available for secondary use. The copyright holders of materials may choose the extent of licensing. Release scheduled for mid-August.

Also, new functions are coming: e.g. watching Nicovideo as an avater in Second Life-ish virtual space, "ai sp@ce"; the real-time online survey that stops video all at once and let the viewing users to answer the questionnaire, etc.

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New Nicoscript functions are released as well: @BGM to use the sound of some other video for his own video; @Pause to stop video temporarily and play again by simply clicking on the image or hitting the enter key.

For those who don't speak Japanese, German (thanks to an Honorary Mention, Prix Ars Elecronica 2008) and Spanish (due to the second largest speaking population after Chinese) language versions will be available sometime this summer! <mt>

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