February 9th, 2007

somber

Are you a YouTuber who got shafted by Viacom? Read.

From boingboing.net

EFF is collecting reports on innocent videos that were censored off the net by Viacom's legal attack on YouTube last week.
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From redherring.com ~ Could YouTube Be Napsterized?
        “Viacom is well within its rights to take its intellectual property and demand that it be pulled off the YouTube site,” said William Heinze, an intellectual property attorney, who said he is surprised that so many blatant rip-offs remain online for as long as they do.

...ultimately, say most observers, it (YouTube) must figure out how to play by the rules rather than risk the wrath of big media.