soluml - 8:29 pm on May 27, 2010 (gmt 0)
If someone posts a video, text, file, code, news article, .... what's preventing them from getting sued next?
If every site could be held liable for all user generated content the ramifications are huge.
Exactly! As long as Google is reasonably keeping up with removing unlawful content, the user should be the one targeted by Viacom not Youtube.
If every site is held liable for user generated content... user input as we know it will die on the web. I know I couldn't take the chance hosting a forum like this where someone could post a copyrighted image and I not catch it.
Good for Yahoo, Ebay and Facebook for protecting our interests (albeit by protecting their own selfish ones).