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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 News

The Mentos Video

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, BBC version, homepage version) examines the enormous success of a video mixing Diet Coke and Mentos (which through a quirk of chemistry, sparks an immediate chemical reaction – a beverage geyser spurting several metres into the sky).   Released for free on […]

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July 17, 2006 Comments are Disabled Columns

The Rise of the Clip Culture

My weekly Law Bytes column (homepage version, Toronto Star version, international BBC version) examines the rise of the "clip culture" which has driven the remarkable growth of video sharing sites such as The column highlights the different types of clips and discusses the legal and business implications that video sharing is beginning to generate. 

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March 20, 2006 Comments are Disabled Columns