YouTube is said to have studio support for movie-rental plan

YouTube reportedly has negotiated agreements with three film studios for the rights to stream movies for its video-rental service, but there are several major holdouts. Sources say that Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. will charge iTunes-like rental fees under newly signed licensing agreements. Meanwhile, Disney, 20th Century Fox and Paramount -- which together account for 60% of the movie market in North America -- have refused Google's overtures because of its failure to aggressively address piracy, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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