Friday, October 20, 2006

More on YouTube's legal issues

Some days ago I wrote that those who were proclaiming that Google was buying a lawsuit were rushing into conclusions, and I made reference to a previous blog that said that the agressive way in which YouTube seemed to remove videos once a copyright infrigement notice had been given would shelter it from the Grokster test (and it seems clear that the Betamax and not the Napster case is relevant here, vg existence of non infringing uses). Well, the news that YouTube removed more than 29,500 videos for copyright infringement after receiving a complaint from a Japanese media industry group keeps showing lawyers will have to wait.

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