Friday, November 03, 2006
Is the legal tide turning against YouTube?
Google execs led by the Blog negative Schmidt are apparently running around like blue arsed flies trying to secure copyright deals with the major media groups before the YouTube purchase looks about as sensible as when Bertlesmann bought Napster (i.e. collecting copyright lawsuits like flies on sh**!).
And we all know what happened to the German media outfits CEO after that one! So Google's Schmidt is now covering his you-know-what like a mad man on coke.
If they get the deals in place with the key media partners then YouTube could well become the Comcast of the Internet. The question is - will the media companies let them?
If not, Schmidt could one day be looking for a new job and investors the next Google!
Posted by Philip Letts, blur Group at 5:09 PM