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Now that Google has acquired YouTube, is it safer to link to copyrighted content on YouTube? For example, if I link to this excellent performance by The Who, does Google's purchase of YouTube make it more or less likely that this link will still exist a year from now?
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I believe it's more likely that the link will be around now that Google owns YouTube.
Do they own YouTube?
I would imagine that Michelle Malkin is happy about that since most if not all of her YouTube videos have been yanked by YouTube.
Monday, October 09, 2006 at 06:50 PM
I don't know though.. is Google fair and balanced? You tell me...
Monday, October 09, 2006 at 08:43 PM
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Monday, October 09, 2006 at 09:08 PM
It depends on what deals they make with the actual content holders. Google has far more to lose than YouTube did (as an independent company).
Google may have more pull to encourage rights holders to allow the material to be used, but if the rights holder says No, Google is going to have to respect that.
FWIW, that's basically what happened with Google's book scanning project. They said they were going to do it and any author could object and have their material removed.
Monday, October 09, 2006 at 09:13 PM
Holy crap. What a great performance! I remember SEEING that when it originally happened, though I don't remember what that's from. Maybe from the Who's movie, The Kids are Alright? Anyway, thanks hugely for sharing that, Nick! It made my day!
And THAT's what makes YouTube such a joy.
Dwight Silverman |
Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at 11:28 AM
I don't recall the figure, but wasn't the site bought for a HUGE amount of cash? Anyone know the amount?
Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at 03:59 PM
I believe it was 1.6 billion; in Google stock though, not cash.
Bob Archer |
Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at 05:10 PM
Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 01:43 PM
Perhaps they best sell that stock immediately after purchase. =)
Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 03:20 PM
This battle for copyright will be going without end. Though, such monster as Google can do something. They surely count this situation when has acquired YouTube.
Belarus News |
Friday, October 13, 2006 at 03:47 AM
Google is certainly planning big, or so it seems. The ones who were likely to sue the site are buying stakes in it. Someting is certainly churning.
Utkarsh Upadhyay |
Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 09:35 AM
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