Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 27th Oct 2007 22:34 UTC, submitted by Kishe
Legal When her 0.29" family video was taken down by YouTube on the request of Universal MPG, the affected mother of two struck back with a lawsuit against Universal with the help of the EFF. While technically her family video might have been a copyright infringement as she had no license to include Prince's song as a background score, it is encouraging to see the public fighting back against restrictive laws that get in the way of their every day lives. My Take: I stated my own opinion on the matter on my personal blog.
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RE[2]: legal ramifications
by oma2la on Sun 28th Oct 2007 00:10 UTC in reply to "RE: legal ramifications"
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Butters, nothing I said contradicts what you have written (except that the mother is not a defendant in any suit). You are absolutely correct in saying that YouTube makes its money as a neutral third-party. What I'm saying is that its business model to some degree relies on the legal ignorance of its largely non-commercial content providers. YouTube makes money by not policing the content for infringement, and counts on copyright-holding entities not knowing or not caring about any such infringements for part of its profits.

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