p2p news / p2pnet: New entertainment cartel favourite YouTube is being sued for, “allowing its users to upload copyrighted video footage,” including the beating of trucker Reginald Denny during the 1992 riots.
Los Angeles News Service and owner operator Robert Tur say one version of the Denny beating uploaded by a YouTube user was viewed and downloaded 1,000 times via the site, states the Hollywood Reporter Esq, going on to quote Tur’s lawyer as saying:
"The scope of the infringements is akin to a murky moving target, in that videos uploaded are not identified by copyright owner or registration number but rather by the uploader’s idiosyncratic choice of descriptive terms to describe the content of the video – tags – making it extremely impractical to identify plaintiff’s copyrighted works.”
Tur has spent millions to protect his copyrighted works, says the lawsuit, and he claims, "YouTube.com is not merely Grokster redux, For unlike the peer-to-peer file sharing systems at issue in the Grokster case, YouTube provides the computer servers and ‘world-class data centers’ which allow users to upload video clips directly to YouTube’s servers."
Tur is demanding $150,000 “for each work infringed upon” and a court order stopping YouTube from allowing his work on the site, says DVD-Recordable, adding:
“YouTube, which on Friday announced that its users are now viewing more than100 million videos per day, could not be reached for comment.”
" Never Forget the Rodney King Riots of 1992," says a YouTube post. "With the voice dub of Martin Luther King in the background. Totally chilling stuff."
cartel favourite – NBC buys into YouTube, June 28, 2006
Hollywood Reporter Esq – L.A. News Service Sues YouTube Over Beating Video, July 17, 2006
DVD-Recordable – News Station Sues YouTube Over Copyright, Jul;y 18, 2006
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