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  1. 1. YouTube VS. Copyright Names: - Allen   - AJ  - Taryn Course: Stas 341 Winter 2008
  2. 2. The IT Thing! <ul><li>YouTube was created in 2005 by three friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Users based service. Enrolment required for full benefits. </li></ul><ul><li>Each video is “tagged” , makes videos available just by typing a single </li></ul><ul><li>words. </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube remediates: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Library/Study patterns. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Television. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communication: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>iPhone </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mp3 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public Forums </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> (YouTube, 2008) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Acquired by Google Inc. for $1.65 Billion in Google stock </li></ul><ul><li>In July 2006 YouTube posted their stats: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100 million Videos being watched a day. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.5 Billion videos were watched for 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>65,000 video are posted daily. </li></ul></ul>Interesting Facts. <ul><li>Three amigos. </li></ul><ul><li>In August 2006 YouTube hosted 6.1 million videos. </li></ul><ul><li>As of Feb 26 2008 a simple search of ”*” will generate 72.6 million videos. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 500,000 users </li></ul><ul><li>45 terabytes of storage needed in 2006. </li></ul>(YouTube, 2008)
  4. 4. Really Interesting Facts. <ul><li>Requires Several million $$$ worth of bandwidth a month to transmit. </li></ul><ul><li>15 Minutes of Fame. </li></ul><ul><li>Ernie Rogers a 23 year old from California “lamo1234” holds the title of “YouTube Rock star” </li></ul><ul><li>Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment, with a domain sued for the right to the name after their website kept crushing from people not sure of the correct domain address. </li></ul>(Gomas, 2006, para 3)
  5. 5. Really Interesting Facts. (Gomas, 2006, para 3) If we were to combine all the videos which been watched from the launch of the site, how long will it take us to watch them again in one sitting? Are you ready to be shocked… 9,305 years!
  6. 6. DMCA: Digital Millinum Copyright Act, 1998 <ul><li>DMCA was passed in 1998, with unanimous vote in the US Senate </li></ul><ul><li>DMCA amended title 17 of the US code, which now extended to limit liability of online providers from Copyrights infringement by their users. </li></ul><ul><li>The act is broken down to 5 titles: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WIPO Copyright and Performances and Phonograms Treaties Implementation Act. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Maintenance Competition Assurance Act </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Miscellaneous Provisions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vessel Hull Design Protection Act </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(DMCA, 2008) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act <ul><li>How it actually works. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We hand in our presentation on YouTube, the Instructor decided to post it on her YouTube account. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We surf the web and find our presentation, we notify YouTube by filing an official claim which states that in “ good faith belief ” the presentation is posted illegally. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube removes it from their site and freezes the instructors account, following with a notice of DMCA violation to the instructor. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The instructor may counter-notice to YouTube, officially by stating that in “ good faith belief ” the notice is a mistake. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube will now wait for 10-14 days giving us the chance to counter-counter notice and file a lawsuit. If we do not do so the presentation and the instructors account will be reinstated. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> (Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act, 2008) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>A dispute between two opposing groups, Rational Response Squad and Creation Science Evangelism ministry. </li></ul><ul><li>Account was frozen, pending investigation. </li></ul><ul><li>Any content of the group was removed. </li></ul><ul><li>Liability soley on user. </li></ul><ul><li>( Beschizza , 2007) </li></ul>The Issue:
  9. 9. The Digital Age. <ul><li>Public domain enforces rules. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Positive: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open channel of communication. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Easy and fast way to stop copyright infringements. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Makes the service provider fast and immediate in processing. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Negative: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Limits Freedom of speech. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fast and efficient way to silence opinions. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Election year. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. “ If they cater too much to their users, they risk getting sued for copyright violations and losing the support of content companies. If they’re seen as favouring content companies, however, they could lose their millions of fans” (Anderson, 2006, para. 3)
  11. 11. <ul><li>For the average Joe it is impossible to know if something posted is in fact infringing the DMCA rule. </li></ul><ul><li>It seems that for the average Joe it will be easier to just ignore and remove the content then to fight it. </li></ul><ul><li>When some one uses the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act from DMCA as a tool to silence and opinion, there are no clear penalties against such a person/s. </li></ul><ul><li>Rational Response Squad is now actively fighting to have this act rewritten. </li></ul><ul><li>To date there were only handful changes done to the original act. </li></ul>The Dilema
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  17. 17. http:// Beschizza Rob. (2007, September 25). Creationist vs. Atheist YouTube War Marks New Breed of Copyright Claim . Retrieved February 21, 2008, from Barnett Christopher. (2007, August 20). Safe Harbor for YouTube and the Limits of the DMCA. February 21, 2008, from outube_and_th.html Wikipedia. (2008). Youtube . Retrieved Jan 21, 2008, from http:// /wiki/YouTube U.S Copyright Office. (1998, December). Retrieved February 25, 2008, from http:// Anderson Nate. (2006, Oct 13). YouTube's copyright conundrum . Retrieved February 25, 2008, from http://www. . Gomes Lee. (2006, August 30). Will all of Us Get Our 15 Minutes On a Youtube Video? . Retrieved February 25, 2008, from 5wWyrSwyn6RfVfz9NwLk774VUWc_20070829.html . Youtube. (2008). Copyright Infringement Notification. Retrieved February 25, 2008, from . Wikipedia. (2008). Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act . Retrieved Feb 21, 2008, from . Wikipedia. (2008). DMCA Retrieved Feb 21, 2008, from
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