Viacom then added, "we plan to go after those fucking hard drive manufacturers next - obviously, the only reason people need TB+ disks is to store OUR copyrighted works. Therefore, all the profits from those disks are ours."
Um... the whole point is they already are digitally signed. How do you think Google figured out that Viacom and Viacom agents uploaded the allegedly copyright violating content? You think Viacom admitted that?
What comes next is the vexatious litigant lawsuit against RIAA. GO GOOGLE!
Things are changing so fast in the world there is no way I expect youtube to have to offer up any money.
What these companies run by old people don't understand is that people don't want to consume content the old way anymore. There is a new paradigm and that is to consume content when and how YOU want. Unless a company is willing to offer their content to stream online they are missing out on big ad revenue's and should not complain if people upload to youtube.
I wonder why MTV's shows never get put on youtube?? Oh that's right they offer them on their website (with commercials) almost right after they originally air. (wait a sec aren't they owned by viacom? that's f'ed up)
Why would I want to pay for cable? I pay $50/month and I only get basics and a few simple movie channels (but the important stuff like Spike, Space etc.).
I only even watch television a couple hours a week now. Why when I can read toms?
[citation][nom]sliem[/nom]So Viacom uploads their movies to YouTube then sues YouTube for having said movies? Wow. Wicked.[/citation]
Well that is the claim, it's not proven yet. Lot's a crap flies around when lawyers are involved, and don't forget that Google must protect its own image here. It would not surprise me if it was true though.