ChanandlerBong - 4:30 pm on May 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
there was that report that said 80% of YT pageviews came from copyrighted materials - the site sure as heck profited from having that stuff on their site, even if there weren't ads directly framing those videos.
think of it like this...youtube without the copyrighted stuff would basically be like Google Video. Google execs knew there were likely to be huge IP issues when they made the purchase. They knew what they were getting into and they also knew they were skating on thin legal ice.
this thing will get drowned in appeals anyway, whoever wins and loses.