Sony's Grouper Picks Fight With Searchles

searchlesThis morning Grouper sent social search engine Searchles a C&D letter and, of course, it was published to the web. Here’s Searchles’ response. Grouper doesn’t like Grouper videos being streamed on the site’s new Searchles TV product. Grouper’s main complaint deals with the re-skinning of the the videos in the Searchles player, which removes their branding and feedback features.

If complaints like this have any teeth, it bodes badly for media remixers such as the video multimedia player Splashcast and Cuts‘ video editor. This would be particularly bad for AdBrite’s video player, which doesn’t host it’s own content and posts its own ads to boot.

The C&D letter is posted below: