English soccer league sues YouTube

Filed as General on May 5, 2007 2:40 pm

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English football’s Premier League suing YouTube for alleged copyright infringement. The league’s lawsuit said that YouTube, owned by Google, had “knowingly misappropriated and exploited this valuable property” by encouraging footage to be viewed on its site. Last October, the Premier League wrote to YouTube, asking it to take down online material which it said infringed the legal rights of its partners and clubs. The Premier League is claiming unspecified damages.

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  1. By Nicholas posted on May 6, 2007 at 7:47 am
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    Youtube is really getting hammered nowadays. I like Youtube and all, but they should have really implemented some sort of compensation for companies by now.

  2. By Adel posted on May 6, 2007 at 6:33 pm
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    The premier league recently signed a new $5.3 billion sponsorship deal, its easy to understand why they don’t want matches being streamed for free when other companies are paying billions for the rights. Youtube really need to do more about copyrighted material.

  3. By shoaibrupom posted on May 9, 2007 at 12:16 am
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    Youtube is really nice hammered nowadays. I like Youtube and all, but they should have really implemented some sort of compensation for companies by now.i think
    it is a big com[pany