Thursday, March 22, 2007

Is YouTube Evil?

The recent $1bn threat coming on Youtube from viacom is no longer hot news.
And I am hearing that Youtube has gone on some recent video deleting binge.

I’m just crossing my fingers waiting to see where this will lead to.

Personally I think the whole 'new media'/'social-network-sharing' movement is cool. I’m not totally against it. But I think if a business model blatantly aids, copyright infringement without putting in place machinery to curtail it, then maybe such a model is evil.

I’m not hoping to see another napster episode. Instead I hope stakeholders would parley up to find mutual benefits that can be derived from sites like Youtube. Cue should be taken from the BBC-Youtube agreement .

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