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Spain's Telecinco sues YouTube

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Jun 2008 17:28 User comments (4)

Spain's Telecinco sues YouTube Telecinco, Spain's leading television channel, announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against the video sharing giant YouTube claiming the site has violated its intellectual property rights.
The TV station which is owned by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi added that YouTube had "refused to adopt effective measures" to stop clips of the station's programming from appearing and reappearing on the site.

"YouTube is exploiting content that belongs solely and exclusively to Telecinco,"
said the channel's secretary general, Mario Rodriguez in a statement. The statement went as far as to say that clips on YouTube were airing Telecinco programming before they were even broadcast in Spain.

"For this reason we have the right to order that this illegal exploitation cease and to demand economic compensation,"
Rodriguez said.

Telecinco said in a separate statement, "YouTube does not deny the systemic infractions of rights which are carried out in its website but it defends itself by saying they are committed by its users, not by it."

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4 user comments

119.6.2008 18:10

Just why anybody would want to watch anything produced by TeleCinco is beyond me anyway - unless they are old clips of the early series of "Cronicas Marcianas" or that pock marked foul looking TV News Reader they have whose teeth look like stonehenge after a nuclear attack.

They do have a point though about YouTube's protestation of innocence - they claim that it's their users who infringe the copyright not the site - that argument hasn't saved the admin and owners of torrent sites etc from prosecution.

Not that I believe uploading videos of a crappo TV station owned by the plastic and surgically altered latex Italian thieving slap-headed dwarf is a worthy case for compensation.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 19 Jun 2008 @ 18:12

219.6.2008 19:15

Yet another lawsuit against YouTube...Now this is stupid...If YouTube is so horrible and besides an "Intellectual Thief", why don't they close down the whole stupid site?...

"We're not responsible, our members are the ones to upload videos"...Yeah that's an old one...(I read that on some old post somewhere on the web). Of course the users upload the videos, but if YouTube is closed or better yet destroyed on a nitrous oxide and diesel induced fiery explosion (their servers of course), then the urge to break the copyright laws and intellectual rights of other people will be greatly reduced...

And now I know that in any second, a dork will start flaming and talking trash about me, because YouTube is not the only video site on the web...DUH! But it's the biggest and most well-known video-sharing-network site on the web...

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 20 Jun 2008 @ 17:04

320.6.2008 16:44
lynchGOP
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This is crap and Spain is crazy, unreasonable and flat-out ridiculous!!!

Yeah right................YouTube is going to police the activities of EVERY video upload and research EVERY single frakkin' copyrighted, recorded work in EVERY country and EVERY community UP TO THE MINUTE. Gimme a break!

If you sue YouTube (amongst many others) then those individuals that initiated it should be banished to a remote island for 3 years only to befriend a frakkin' volleyball named Wilson. The punishment for stupidity should be pain.

420.6.2008 16:52
lynchGOP
Inactive

Originally posted by DSWarrior:
Yet another lawsuit against YouTube...Now this is stupid...If YouTube is so horrible and besides an "Intellectual Thief", why don't they close down the whole stupid site?...

"We're not responsible, our members are the ones to upload videos"...Yeah that's an old one...(I read that on some old post somewhere on the web). Of course the users upload the videos, but if YouTube is closed or better yet destroyed on a nitrous oxide and diesel induced fiery explosion (their servers of course), then the urge to break the copyright laws and intellectual rights of other people will be greatly reduced...

And now I know that in any second, a dork will start flaming and talking trash about me, because YouTube is not the only video site on the web...DUH! But it's the biggest and most well-known video-sharing-network site on the web...

So just for the record, if anyone wants to flame my post, just go to hell with your reply and shove it up your ass...The internet is a free place to express our opinions...and I know, I can smell it, that some guy from somewhere will start flaming me for being honest...and will start philosophy'ing about the honesty and virtues of YouTube...


Oooh......careful now. AD admins ADAMANTLY ban for being ruthlessly "unkind" and foul. Trust me.................I KNOW.

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