Lawsuits Hit YouTube - 8 May, 2007
Video-sharing site YouTube i.e. youtube.com of google has been a big hit even after a series of lawsuits filed by so many organizations aginst YouTube.
The Football Association Premier League, England soccer organization is the first one who filed a lawsuit Friday in New York against the company. the organization is accusing the site that the users are violating the copyright laws.
After the Football Association Premier League, NBC Universal and Viacom also filed a friend-of-the-court brief in California in support of journalist Bob Tur. Turr filed a lawsuit accusing that YouTube has posted video he documented during the 1992 Los Angeles riots, without his prior permission.
The government in Thailand is considering suing YouTube for posting a video becuase they feel that this is is offensive to the country's monarch.
Since March, only Tur and media conglomerate Viacom had filed copyright infringement claims against YouTube.
It has yet to be fully confirmed whether YouTube is liable when users post pirated videos, although the numbers of lawsuits are increasing. The company already has 50 million users worldwide. The company is saying that it is protected from culpability under the Safe Harbor provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.