[Videolib] FW: Article of Possible Interest: Google's online video service sued ... from Fritz @ Ba

Threatt, Monique L (mthreatt@indiana.edu)
Thu, 9 Nov 2006 15:58:00 -0500

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From: Dolak, Fritz [mailto:fdolak@bsu.edu]=20
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Subject: Article of Possible Interest: Google's online video service
sued ... from Fritz @ Ball State

'Lo Everyone,

Google in a copyright video-gaggle?

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Google's online video service sued=20

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Business Writer

Wed Nov 8, 8:26 PM ET=20

Google Inc.'s online video service has been sued for copyright
infringement, providing a possible preview of the legal trouble that may
plague the Internet search leader after it takes over YouTube Inc. and
its library of pirated clips, the company said Wednesday.

Without providing detail, Google disclosed the video copyright lawsuit
in a quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A
Google spokesman didn't have any further information about the suit late
Wednesday afternoon.

After Google launched its online video service in January, the Mountain
View-based company quickly found itself trying to catch up with YouTube
- an austere startup that emerged as a pop culture sensation a little
more than a year after its February 2005 inception in a Silicon Valley
garage.

Abandoning its attempts to eclipse YouTube, Google last month negotiated
a $1.65 billion deal to buy the 67-employee company.

Much of YouTube's success has been driven by easy access to copyrighted
video clips posted on the site by the Web site's millions of users.
YouTube removes videos when copyright owners complain, but pirated clips
continue to crop up.

The recurring problem has raised fears that some copyright owners are
delaying legal claims against YouTube until Google completes the
acquisition some time during the few weeks. While San Bruno-based
YouTube has been subsisting on $11.5 million in venture capital, Google
has accumulated $10.4 billion in cash.

In Wednesday's filing, Google acknowledged it could face more copyright
suits once the YouTube deal closes.

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Dr. Fritz Dolak=20

University Libraries ... A destination for research, learning, & friends

Manager, University Copyright Center P: 765-285-5330

Special Assistant to the Dean F: 765-285-2008

Ball State University

Muncie, IN 47306 fdolak@bsu.edu

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support student pursuits for academic success

and faculty endeavors for knowledge creation

and classroom instruction.

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Please visit these pages:

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From: Dolak, Fritz = [mailto:fdolak@bsu.edu]=20
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 3:46 PM
To:=20 copyright@bsu.edu
Cc: Dolak, Fritz
Subject: Article = of=20 Possible Interest: Google's online video service sued ... from Fritz @ = Ball=20 State

Lo Everyone,

Google=20 in a copyright video-gaggle?

<><><><><>

Google's online video=20 service sued

By = MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP=20 Business Writer

Wed Nov = 8, 8:26 PM ET=20

Google = Inc.'s online=20 video service has been sued for copyright infringement, providing a = possible=20 preview of the legal trouble that may plague the Internet search leader = after it=20 takes over YouTube Inc. and its library of pirated clips, the company = said=20 Wednesday.

Without = providing detail,=20 Google disclosed the video copyright lawsuit in a quarterly filing with = the=20 Securities and Exchange Commission. A Google spokesman didn't have any = further=20 information about the suit late Wednesday afternoon.

After = Google launched its=20 online video service in January, the Mountain View-based company quickly = found=20 itself trying to catch up with YouTube — an austere startup that = emerged as a=20 pop culture sensation a little more than a year after its February 2005=20 inception in a Silicon Valley garage.

Abandoning its attempts=20 to eclipse YouTube, Google last month negotiated a $1.65 billion deal to = buy the=20 67-employee company.

Much of = YouTube's success=20 has been driven by easy access to copyrighted video clips posted on the = site by=20 the Web site's millions of users. YouTube removes videos when copyright = owners=20 complain, but pirated clips continue to crop up.

The = recurring problem has=20 raised fears that some copyright owners are delaying legal claims = against=20 YouTube until Google completes the acquisition some time during the few = weeks.=20 While San Bruno-based YouTube has been subsisting on $11.5 million in = venture=20 capital, Google has accumulated $10.4 billion in cash.

In = Wednesday's filing,=20 Google acknowledged it could face more copyright suits once the YouTube = deal=20 closes.

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The rest of the=20 article continues here:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061109/ap_on_hi_te/google_vi= deo

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Fritz

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Dr. Fritz=20 Dolak

University Libraries ... A destination for research, learning, = &=20 friends

Manager,=20 University Copyright Center    P: = 765-285-5330

Special=20 Assistant to the Dean   =         F:=20 765-285-2008

Ball State=20 University

Muncie,=20 IN 47306       =20         fdolak@bsu.edu

The=20 University Libraries provide services that
support student pursuits = for=20 academic success

and=20 faculty endeavors for knowledge creation

and=20 classroom instruction.

Fourth=20 Annual Ball State Copyright Conference:

Digital = Trek:  To boldly explore copyright in = teaching and=20 learning

Please=20 visit these pages:

Copyright for = Students

University Copyright=20 Center

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