Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Week 2: Viacom might have upper hand in $1 billion copyright lawsuit

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I thought that this was interesting concerning our current discussions on copyright and fair use.  Click here to view a PDF of Viacom's lawsuit.   Social media and technology professionals have been closely monitoring this situation, as it will determine the convergent media landscape in years to come.  To learn how all of this started, click here.  One of the companies that are aiding Viacom in pursuing Youtube's unauthorized content is BayTSP.  BayTSP goes through the process of locating Viacom copyrighted materiel and automatically notifying YouTube that they need to pull it down.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting story. So, YouTube is not entirely innocent. Question is how ViaCom actually profited by the illegal posting of the Jon Stewart show or the resurgence of SNL due to these illegal postings. Of course, it's unlikely that ViaCom will admit to any benefit.