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Another class action suit against YouTube

Written by Dave Horvath @ 06 Aug 2007 9:10 User comments (6)

Another class action suit against YouTube It seems that ever since Google acquired YouTube there has been nothing but lawsuit after lawsuit. Well, in a recent class action lawsuit opened up against the Internet giant, a lone journalist has joined the ranks of several prominent organizations in an attempt to stop Google and YouTube from broadcasting and encouraging users to have access to copyrighted material.
Bob Tur, a journalist who had originally opened up a copyright lawsuit against YouTube decided to join forces with England's Premier Soccer League. In his decision to drop the individual suit against YouTube he stated, "I carried the ball against YouTube for a year now. After careful analysis and consideration, I have concluded that the (Premier League) class action is the most effective way for independent copyright holders to secure the judicial remedies that I am seeking."

The law firms handling this class action suit has also recently announced a couple of key players to enter the foray. Most notably the National Music Publishers Association which is the largest music publishing association in the United States, the UK's Rugby Football League as well as the Finnish Football Association.

Google still sticks by its guns in saying that once copyrighted material is identified, it is promptly removed from its service. Of course this is only identified if the copyright owner contacts Google and YouTube to name which material is proprietary. Once they've gone through a formal process, the material is then removed.

Source:
CNet

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6 user comments

16.8.2007 12:01

Ah yes the lil'st mafiaa family ganging up on consuemrs,I swear with modchips baned as absulete evil computers are next because you can infringe so many things........

26.8.2007 12:17

What the hell do they want from Youtube? Just tell them the video is in violation of copy-right laws they will take it off. Hell, they'll take it off even if it doesn't violate any copy-right. What more do they want?

What they want is unreasonable, they want to shut down sites like youtube. They are impedind the progress of technology.

36.8.2007 12:35

Originally posted by blackvamp:
What the hell do they want from Youtube? Just tell them the video is in violation of copy-right laws they will take it off. Hell, they'll take it off even if it doesn't violate any copy-right. What more do they want?

What they want is unreasonable, they want to shut down sites like youtube. They are impedind the progress of technology.
basically they want to bully for a cut of the profits and then whats next DRM on video recorders where if at the time or reordering a fee is not paid all the non paid CP/IPs will be blurred out.


Bascily its going to have to be proven in court that youtube is not infringing on them when they remove vids after a set amount of time after the "request" has been made or youtube and any other for profit site that has IP/CP stuff on it is a violation of the new order and will sued into the ground.

411.8.2007 1:15

Quote:
What they want is unreasonable, they want to shut down sites like youtube. They are impedind the progress of technology.

Agreed
Could someone please explain why they are gunning for You Tube? At the end of the day videos are uploaded by users, are inferior quality and you can't really do anything with them apart from post around other websites. There are other ways of getting free tv programmes and suchlike. ;-) You Tube is mainly a fun gimmick. I'm getting fed up of all these copyright cases. It's just a license for lawyers to print money .

513.8.2007 13:58

Wimp. Strength in numbers is what this guy was thinking and also a big corporate giant like the EPL will surely give him a better chance of getting a result that he would want.

613.8.2007 16:33

Its funny they pick on youtube when it dos enot make money off ads it makes money off deals and selling its name so sicne it dose not make ad revenue how can they sue over clips?

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