Post Tagged with: "viacom"

YouTube Ordered To Hand Over User Data

Many people have written about a U.S. decision ordering Google to disclose a massive amount of personal information about their users.  Many U.S. experts expect the decision to be overturned on appeal.

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July 3, 2008 1 comment Must Reads

Law Times on Copyright “Over-Enforcement”

The Law Times with a feature on how copyright over-enforcement could stifle growth.

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April 30, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

What If YouTube Was Sued in Canada?

My colleague Jeremy deBeer assesses the legal issues from a Canadian perspective.

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April 4, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Putting Viacom – YouTube in Perspective

Henry Blodget points to a Vidmeter study that analyzes YouTube takedowns. The finding? Viacom content represents a very small percentage of overall content and video streaming, confirming the view that YouTube is really about user-generated content, not clips from mainstream media.

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April 3, 2007 2 comments Must Reads

The Viacom – YouTube Lawsuit

Text of the lawsuit here. Interesting comments from IP Democracy (noting that Viacom relies on the same laws as YouTube for two video sites it owns), Paul Kedrosky (describing it as the continuing triumph of hidebound copyright law over marketing), and Eric Goldman (on the likelihood of a settlement).  Update: […]

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March 13, 2007 4 comments Must Reads