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July 19, 2006

YouTube sued for copyright infringement

Well, nobody saw this one coming: YouTube sued for copyright infringement.

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YouTube is being sued for copyright infringement. Considering theyre the napster of short-form video, I find it unlikely theyll emerge unscathed. Should a ruling come down against YT, I would think some kind of review process will need... [Read More]

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To commemorate yet another lawsuit in the never-ending battle of copyright protection versus infringement, I give you a song from the once kick-ass but now half-assed band Metallica, "Unforgiven", whose title suggests the basic feeling toward pirates held by drummer Lars Ulrich: Copyright Crusader, slayer of Napster, and general asshole.

If it forces some blogs to stop posting incredibly bad '80s videos (and the offenders know who they are), then I say it's a good thing.

(I'm joking, of course. Mostly.)

Maybe not surprising, but still frivolous. Five minutes of dicking around can show you that YouTube can and does facilitate substantial non-infringing use The DMCA should apply and kick this fucker out but quick.

OT: Happy Birthday, Ms. Lindsay.

That photoblogging icon is quite excellent. I may have to steal the idea.

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