Demaestro - 4:44 pm on May 17, 2010 (gmt 0)
YouTube is the greatest illegal downloading site there is. I get a lot of my music from them, just copy paste a YouTube URL to a "youtube to mp3" site and presto, free .mp3.
Wow, you just admitted to being what you complain about. You steal music from Youtube? That isn't cool man.
I don't think any major player in music or TV is happy about YouTube.
You would be wrong. There a tons of extremely popular, well paid and played musicians as well as record companies on Youtube who post their videos and receive revenue from it.
What they aren't happy about are clips of their shows being shown on YouTube where they don't get any money, Google does.
Again wrong, search MTV, Michael Jackson, Kayne west, Susan Boyle, and so on... they all have their own channels, they all receive profit sharing from them. In the case of Susan Boyle you only know who she is because of Youtube.
2 billion views a day is staggering amount of data transferred good for them. I can only dream of such a success.
Congrats to Youtube.
To those of you who use YouTube as a way of pirating film and music... I say shame on you. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.