ppc_newbie - 9:57 pm on May 31, 2010 (gmt 0)
zett: The bottom line is that the YouTube owners uploaded copyright material themselves.
You have not read all the documents, right? Youtube founders seem to be aware of copyright infringement going on but apparently asked their teams to continue hosting the content for a while longer (instead of taking it down right away). The question whether or not YT uploaded infringing clips themselves is also still unanswered.
Did you read the arstechnia article?
"In a July 19, 2005 e-mail to YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim, YouTube co-founder Steve Chen wrote: 'jawed, please stop putting stolen videos on the site. We’re going to have a tough time defending the fact that we’re not liable for the copyrighted material on the site because we didn’t put it up when one of the co-founders is blatantly stealing content from other sites and trying to get everyone to see it.'"