YouTube and copyright

The Wall Street Journal is running an interesting debate. Google’s purchase of YouTube, it says, makes it the leader in online video sharing, but it also raises some thorny copyright issues:

‘In an email debate, Harvard law professor John Palfrey argued that Google should leave the policing to copyright owners and not take an active role in determining what goes on YouTube. Economist Stan Liebowist disagreed, saying the onus is on Google since it can most efficiently find problems and knows which files are most downloaded.’

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