YouTube asking for Stewart, Colbert

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YouTube wants to question Comedy Central comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert as part of its defense against claims that the video-sharing Web site illegally shows snippets of sports and entertainment ...

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Daniel

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Aug 15, 2007
 
Viacom just cant handle that you tube is such a big success and that they don't own it. They just want to monopolize everything or shut it down. 1 billion in damages? Are you kidding me? the only thing thats gonna be damaged out of this whole thing is Viacom's reputation and pride.
Steph

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Aug 15, 2007
 
I though about this article long and hard (which is a good 30 seconds) and I am now asking myself the question : Is it really Viacom or Viacom's sponsors who's after YouTube? If it's Viacom, then they have proven that instead of embracing new media and using it, they will fight it (and eventually lose) in order to keep their model (which gave them a lot of powers for years). If it's the sponsors (most likely), then why don't they fight fire with fire. Convince the industry that they can pitch products within a program (like it used to be) and now, when you have a good 3 minutes clip on youtube re-broadcasted 5 millions times and their product happen to be showcased for a second or two within that clip; I think they will shut the heck up and stop putting pressure on Viacom to put pressure on YouTube. If you can't fight them (and you better realize sooner than later), then join (or use) them.
Novator

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Aug 16, 2007
 
The MPAA tried to ban the VCR in 1982, followed by the entertainment industry's attempt to harass the DVD market into extinction with pointless copyright violation suits. Both assaults proved futile and only accelerated the decline of the old mogul dominated Hollywood production machine to the ultimate benefit of the consumer.

Viacom hasn't learnt from the foolish mistakes of it's predecessors.
jon

Jersey City, NJ

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Aug 16, 2007
 
whats the big deal if they watch it on tv or on the internet, no one is getting payed
Sharon

New Zealand

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Aug 16, 2007
 
what are you up to
Sharon

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Aug 16, 2007
 
what is your name
Sharon

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Aug 16, 2007
 
what are you doing on saterday
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Aug 17, 2007
 
hey sharon, is it freezing in long white cloud?

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