Demaestro - 1:56 am on Jun 24, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: Demaestro at 2:02 am (utc) on Jun 24, 2010]
I hope you realize it would be a huge mess to go after the downloaders, considering you are officially a downloader by just watching the movie.
Actually I don't know that and neither does anyone else because it isn't correct.
The way Youtube streams the video and audio no copy is made to the viewers computer. There is a distinct difference on Youtube between a viewer and a downloader. One who downloads a video and/or audio from Youtube does so using circumvention and does it outside the normal operation and allowed use of Youtube. They should be gone after to. After all they are the "thieves" making unpaid copies of music and shows for themselves and storing it on their hard drives. That is making an illegal copy.
Want to run a site with plenty of illegal content to easily make money? Have users upload it and claim ignorance!
This is a horrible advice, first the money it takes to host and stream all that data has Youtube losing money not making it, so this is not a good model to "easily make money"
Second you cannot "have" users upload content to which they don't hold the copyright to because then it wouldn't be content outside your control. If you are directing people to upload things they shouldn't be. You would lose your protection.
Today original content buries Viacom content as far as views go. Check the top viewed content from Today, This Week, This Month... all original content.
[edited by: Demaestro at 2:02 am (utc) on Jun 24, 2010]