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YouTube and top associations of French authors, filmmakers and other creative artists say they have struck an agreement to put more TV shows and movies online in France. The deal, with three major groups that represent creative talent in France, paves the way for authors to be paid when their productions are put on YouTube. In the arrangement announced on Thursday, YouTube is set to gain greater access to produced content, and artists can benefit from greater protection for their work in the new media landscape. YouTube struck a similar deal with makers of music videos in France in September.

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