Will Google stop video piracy?

Will Google stop video piracy?

Summary: Google: Friend to video piracy?

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I asked last Saturday YouTube riches: Social video production or social video pirating?: Do the YouTube riches stem from the facilitation of the theft of others’ videos? 

I have oft put forth that Google’s YouTube copyright owner be damned DMCA umbrella philosophy inspires a YouTuber “broadcast yourself” by uploading pirated videos owned by television networks mentality.

A group of major media companies have now accused Google of benefiting from the sale of pirated movies and providing business support to two Web sites suspected of offering access to illegal film downloads, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Do “major media companies” really believe Google is a video piracy culprit because it profits from text ads it sells to third-parties?

Wouldn’t “major media companies” chastising of Google’s role in video piracy be better targeted if it focused on Google’s $1.65 billion direct investment in video sharing (piracy?) property YouTube?

SEE UNIVERSAL MUSIC VS. MYSPACE, GROUPER, BOLT, YOUTUBE? 

ALSO:  YouTube: Are YouTubers at risk?” and YouTube: Is Viacom hurting innocent YouTubers?” and “Why Google will lose its multi-billion dollar video bet

Topic: Social Enterprise

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  • If they do, it'll be the end of Google/YouTube Video

    NT
    BitTwiddler
  • Core vision tells everything - All the world information

    For all problems ie: Copyright, Piracy etc, Google have two answers
    1) It would be up to copyright owners to get in touch with Google by e-mail to complain if the site was posting content that belonged to them
    2) Its service actually does newspaper/publishers a favor by driving traffic to their sites

    Belgian Papers Win Google Copyright Suit
    http://www.newsday.com/technology/wire/sns-ap-belgium-google-vs-newspapers,0,3730373.story?coll=sns-ap-technology-headlines


    kind rgrds
    saran
    saran945@...
  • youtube

    Closing down youtube or any other websit will never end piracy.you close one sit down others pop up.The studios have a long fight ahead of them.good luck
    jonathan@...