Does YouTube Make Google a Big Target For Copyright Suits? (The Wall Street Journal Online)
“Google Inc.'s $1.65 billion purchase of video-sharing site YouTube catapults the search giant into the lead spot in the fast-growing online video market. It also creates a big, deep-pocketed target for aggrieved copyright owners.
While much of the content on YouTube consists of home-shot video, the site also contains copyright material that users upload without permission. Critics say Google could be exposing itself to liability for copyright violations. YouTube already faces one lawsuit related to this issue.”