StoutFiles - 6:58 pm on Jun 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
You are STUPID and even NAIVE if you honestly believe that it is possible for Youtube to screen each video with even 90% accuracy determine if a video uploaded by user a violates any other copyright in the known world. It isn't possible, and if anyone here can figure out how to do it you have a million/billion dollar idea that sites like Hulu would love to buy from you.
We've been over this. You're absoultely correct, expecting Google to screen every video is impossible. Even if they could screen with software at 99% accuracy there would be workarounds. I still don't see the argument though of "since it is impossible to fix, it should be allowed".
There already are easy fixes for this though. If YouTube made everyone sign up with a credit card and said "if you upload copyrighted material, we will let others prosecute you". Guess how long YouTube would have the copyright problem after the first wave of people being sued?
Whatever, if this just snowballs to the point where I can get everything for free easily again, then so be it. I fear for my unique content though in a bleak "user content" future, where anything goes and no one takes responsibility.