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Cal IV Entertainment sues YouTube

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Jun 2007 11:58 User comments (6)

Cal IV Entertainment sues YouTube Cal IV Entertainment, a country music publishing company that owns copyrights to many hit singles including a few by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill filed a class action lawsuit against YouTube last week.
The company alleges that the video sharing site is home to more than 60 copyrighted songs and accuses YouTube "of direct, induced, vicarious and contributory copyright infringement."

"YouTube has failed to adopt and reasonably implement a policy that provides for the termination of repeat-infringing YouTube subscribers and account holders,"
the complaint reads. "YouTube also fails to monitor works it [had] previously been notified are being infringed."

YouTube is under fire from a few lawsuits including ones from the English Premier Soccer League, David Grisman, and the state of New Jersey.

Cal IV complaints that it is very hard for the company to track down work that may be infringing due to the random nature the videos are tagged by users. The company also alleges that although they are enrolled in YouTube's Content Verification Program, new copyrighted material is found on the site daily.

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6 user comments

111.6.2007 12:52

this sue youtube shit is getting old fast.

youtube is totally the new napster.

211.6.2007 14:46

Youtube is just to be called Sued Central. Maybe they can change it and not have the upload aspect of the site and only let people that actually work for the company to upload videos.

311.6.2007 15:01

So they should sue VCR and all recording technologies to get their cut from ti as well.

411.6.2007 15:33

Originally posted by ZIppyDSM:
So they should sue VCR and all recording technologies to get their cut from ti as well.
They did. It was Sony v. Universal City Studios (1984). Sony won. The music industry has been trying to chip away at this case ever since.

511.6.2007 15:47

Quote:
Originally posted by ZIppyDSM:
So they should sue VCR and all recording technologies to get their cut from ti as well.
They did. It was Sony v. Universal City Studios (1984). Sony won. The music industry has been trying to chip away at this case ever since.

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is that ontop of the tax on blank media? :P

630.7.2007 23:08

Was YouTube sued this much before Google bought them?

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