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May15,2013 Mr.ToddBrix GeneralManager,WindowsPhoneAppsandStore MicrosoftCorp. OneMicrosoftWay Redmond,WA980527329 VIAMAILANDEMAIL(toddbrix@microsoft.com) DearMr.Brix: WerecentlybecameawareofaMicrosoftauthoredYouTubeapplicationforWindowsPhone8availableat http://www.windowsphone.com/enus/store/app/youtube/dcbb1ac6a89adf11a49000237de2db9e.It appearsthattheapplication:(1)allowsuserstodownloadvideosfromYouTube(2)preventsthedisplayof advertisementsinYouTubevideoplaybacksand(3)playsvideosthatourpartnershaverestrictedfrom playbackoncertainplatforms(e.g.,mobiledeviceswithlimitedfeaturesets).Thesefeaturesdirectlyharm ourcontentcreatorsandclearlyviolateourTermsofService.

Werequestthatyouimmediatelywithdraw thisapplicationfromtheWindowsPhoneStoreanddisableexistingdownloadsoftheapplicationby Wednesday,May22,2013. ContentcreatorsmakemoneyonYouTubebymonetizingtheircontentthroughadvertising.Unfortunately, byblockingadvertisingandallowingdownloadsofvideos,yourapplicationcutsoffavaluableongoing revenuesourceforcreators,andcausesharmtothethrivingcontentecosystemonYouTube.Inaddition, yourapplicationoverridesspecificdecisionsmadebysomecontentcreatorstokeeptheircontentfrom displayingoncertaintypesofdevices,whichinmanycasesareduetoexclusivedistributionarrangements thosecontentcreatorshavewiththirdparties.YouTubesagreementswithcreatorsgivethemchoicesin howtheircontentispresentedanddistributed,andyourapplicationtakesawaythatcontrol. TheYouTubeTermsofServiceandAPITermsofService,postedathttp://www.youtube.com/t/termsand https://developers.google.com/youtube/terms,werewrittentoprotectcontentcreatorsfromthistypeof abuse.Theyclearlyprohibitdownloadsofvideosfromthesiteandprohibitaccessinganyportionof YouTubevideosbyanymeansotherthanthroughtheuseofanauthorizedYouTubeplayer.Theyalsobar applicationsthatmodify,replace,interferewithorblockadvertisementsplacedbyYouTubeinvideos.In additiontoviolatingthoseprovisionsoftheTermsofService,yourapplicationalsousesYouTubes protectedtrademarksinwaysthatlikelyconfuseconsumersastothesourceoftheapplicationandwhether itisaffiliatedwithorapprovedbyYouTube.TheYouTubeAPIBrandingGuidelines (https://developers.google.com/youtube/branding)statethatyoumayneverusetheYouTubelogoorthe YouTubenameinconjunctionwiththeoverallnameordescriptionofyourapplication,productorservice. TherearenowmorethanonemillionchannelsearningrevenuethroughtheYouTubepartnerprogram, rangingfromchannelscontainingcontentfromaspiringyoungstarsandeducatorstowellknownshows fromlargemediacompaniesandnewsorganizations.WeareproudtosaythatthousandsofYouTube channelsaremakingsixfiguresayear.WeweresurprisedanddisappointedthatMicrosoftchoseto launchanapplicationthatdeliberatelydeprivescontentcreatorsoftheirrightfulearnings,especiallygiven thatWindowsPhone8usersalreadyhaveaccesstoafullyfunctionalYouTubeapplicationbasedupon industrystandardHTML5throughthewebbrowser. YouTubeiscommittedtoprovidingaplatformforcreatorstouploadcontent,reachaglobalaudienceand evenmakealivingfromthatcontent.Thankyouinadvanceforrespectingtherightsofthosecreatorsby

immediatelyremovingthisapplicationfromtheWindowsPhoneStore.

Verytrulyyours,

FranciscoVarela Director,GlobalPlatformPartnerships YouTube,LLC