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Submission + - English Premier League sues YouTube

copdk4 writes: "
England's top soccer league and an indie music publisher sued YouTube on Friday, saying the online video pioneer was engaging in widespread copyright infringement to bring traffic to the site.
The Premier League, generally considered the world's best soccer league, claims an estimated 2.59 billion viewers in 204 countries. Bourne calls itself one of the leading independent publishers of music in the United States.
An interesting comment made by Google spokesman,

"These suits simply misunderstand the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which balances the rights of copyright holders against the need to protect Internet communications and content,"
Has Youtube become a goldmine for lawyers?"

"The algorithm to do that is extremely nasty. You might want to mug someone with it." -- M. Devine, Computer Science 340

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