Google has vowed to take a tough line on copyright when it completes its $1.65bn takeover of YouTube. The video-sharing website’s rapid growth has been partly down to the thousands of clips from old TV shows uploaded illegally by its users. But Google Europe vice-president Nikesh Arora told MPs his company would not tolerate copyright violations. YouTube is thought to have escaped prosecution so far because it is a new business with little cash, MPs heard.
Read this article from the BBC Technology News plus YouTube and copyright, etiquette and law from ZDNet and Universal drops legal hammer on video sites from Ars. Previously from WNM: YouTube keeps it (as) legal (as possible)