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Does YouTube Deal Foreshadow Licensed P2P?

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, homepage version , BBC version ) examines the parallels between YouTube and Napster, asking whether the YouTube – Google deal might foreshadow licensed peer-to-peer systems. While some media companies, including Time Warner, speculated publicly late last week about possible lawsuits, it is […]

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October 16, 2006 3 comments Columns

Does YouTube Deal Signal a Change for File Sharing?

Appeared in the Toronto Star on October 16, 2006 as Why YouTube Won't Be Napster Redux Two companies launched by twentysomethings burst onto the public scene and provide instant access to a seemingly unlimited array of popular content. Within months, they become household names with tens of millions of devoted […]

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October 16, 2006 2 comments Columns Archive

The Google – YouTube Deal

Lefsetz hits on precisely the right point – "if we can have a legal YouTube service, we can have a legal P2P service."

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October 9, 2006 1 comment Must Reads


Barry Ritholtz highlights an emerging P2P music file sharing service: Google.

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September 8, 2006 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

The Ottawa Citizen on Copyright Reform

The Citizen's lead editorial today concludes with the following: Canada's copyright regime is likely to be reviewed this fall with a view to dragging it into the 21st century. Making sure we maximize the usefulness of new technologies like Google Books should be the Harper government's highest priority; promoting the […]

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September 5, 2006 1 comment Must Reads