Google Fails to Stop Its Users from Ripping Off Viacom
So says viacom:
No surprises here. Google doesn't have the smarts or the energy to keep all those yahoos out there from posting copyrighted content without permission. They've been hiding behind the woefully inadequate statutes, which demand only that they take stuff down after the rightful owner has sent them a takedown notice via snailmail or fax.
Obviously, there's no way any big content producer can keep up with the thievery, so GooTube has been banking on their unwillingness to take them to court.
I believe this will ultimately fail, and I believe content producers will nail Google to the wall, which will push this illegal content to other sites in a kind of perennial whack-a-mole.
But it will be the end of Gootube, and hopefully, the end of the fawning press telling us how clever those YouTube boys were to allow people to rip off other people and just say "hey, we're doing the best we can!"
They sold out just in time.