Friday, July 28, 2006

PBS | I, Cringely . July 27, 2006 - What goes on the Net stays on the Net

Read the full post for analysis of YouTube's licensing update.  Excerpt: 

For those who live under rocks, YouTube is at present the most successful web site solely devoted to hosting video submitted by its members. There are similar sites from Google, Yahoo, and many others, but right now YouTube is the biggest in terms of average daily plays, serving up a claimed 100 million very short shows every day. But who actually owns those tens of thousands of short clips of friends doing the samba or falling off motorcycles? Facing a copyright infringement suit filed on July 14th intended to answer exactly that, YouTube management a few days ago decided to clarify in their terms of use exactly who DOES own all that video.

They do.

$.07 says the new license and/or YouTube won't last long...

Source: PBS | I, Cringely . July 27, 2006 - What goes on the Net stays on the Net

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