(Wow, third Google-related post in a row!) Late this week, a Japanese group of media companies got YouTube/Google to cave on as many as 30 000 copyright infringing videos. Well, as reported by the Wall Street Journal and others they were yanked.
Now you might think that as long as you’re posting videos on YouTube, its YouTube that’s on the hook.
The BBC reports that the Premier League, a British soccer league to us Yanks (and Canucks), has threatened a small website for not hosting videos, but posting copyright videos on YouTube. Sure enough, YouTube has yanked them already, but it provides, I think an interesting precedent for people who love soccer. And … uh, people who love posting copyright videos, too I suppose.