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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The Law Times with a feature on how copyright over-enforcement could stifle growth.
My colleague Jeremy deBeer assesses the legal issues from a Canadian 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.
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: […]