Posted by jonathan at 11:20am EST on 07/30/2008
YouTube is back in the hole with another law suit, but this time from a European company. From Reuters,
Mediaset said a sample analysis of YouTube at June 10 found “at least 4,643 videos and clips owned by us, equivalent to more than 325 hours of transmission without having rights”.
Mediaset said this was equal to the loss of 315,672 days of broadcasting by its three TV channels.
Then later, “…A YouTube spokeswoman said it did not see the need for the legal case.”
Seriously? Andy puts it nicely, “OK, well I’m sure Mediaset will just scurry off and not worry about the copyrighted content being uploaded every day.”
But it’s true, why would YouTube [Google] feel there’s no need for a law suit? Will Google happily just give up USD$779.3 million without batting an eye?
That’s a good chunk of cash, for any company.