Tur vs. YouTube Robert Tur (July 14, 2006) Professional photographer Filed lawsuit for several of his videos which were on YouTube without permission Lawsuit not held due to Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) (Breen 2007, Griffith & Mckinny 2007, Pike 2007)
Viacom vs. YouTube 1 Billion Dollar lawsuit by Viacom Federal Judge ordered viewer history of YouTube to Viacom I.P. Privacy concerns were brought up Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) upheld personal privacy concerns (Brown 2007, Helft 2008, Holahan 2008)
YouTube is a social network People share new videos Very engaging materials Allows for comments and messages from YouTube users with another on these videos and personalized pages (Lange 2008)
Diversity in Content May help find target groups with what is posted Possibility of low cost advertisement YouTube does not have to submit to National Law Standards (Except copyright laws) (Vintersvärd 2011)
YouTube is a great way to network and show off talent in video production Copyright laws are a nuisance to YouTube, but has been able to use several laws to make sure viewers privacy is kept private YouTube regulates users and what content they share if copyright materials become an issue with any individual(s).
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