Friday, April 5, 2013
Youtube Vs. Werner and Fair Use Law
The article explains it much better than I am, so please, have a read. And if you don't know much about copyright law and how it applies to the 'net, DMCAs, etc, browse around the rest of the site; it's an excellent, educational resource.
Update! Torrentfreak.com has picked up the story. They interviewed me and did some more research on their own. Check it out here. Hopefully, this leads to us getting some information, so people could know what YT will and won't support.
A second update! (I hope you brought your reading glasses): Techdirt has picked up the story, too. You can read it here.
Lucky update #3: The Daily Dot just interviewed me for a new article covering the on-going story. Check it out here. I don't really expect we'll convince Youtube or UMG to get right on this issue (though that would be great), but we should at least find out what these contracts are, who they're with, and which Fair Use videos Youtube won't protect as a consequence.
Howzabout a fourth update?: PCMag has picked up the story; you can read it here.