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31. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 21, 2012, 12:09 Creston
zirik wrote on Jan 21, 2012, 01:49:
Creston wrote on Jan 20, 2012, 23:27:

1) Jailbreaking was ruled to be legal. So I'm not sure why a video teaching you how to jailbreak would somehow violate anything, much less

2) actually be copyright infringement. Unless Apple somehow trademarked the entire act of jailbreaking.

I'm not sure what provision you want Youtube to be punished with? Under SOPA this would undoubtedly be illegal (as would reading an email with the word apple in it, most likely), but under the DMCA, there is no infringement in such a video. It's an instructional video and falls (justifiably) under the First Amendment.


well... maybe the videos are deemed legal but the links posted along with them that gives you all the tools and files needed to do the jailbreaking/modding is illegal. and after you jailbreak your device there are also videos showing off the result complete with download links for the games being played. dont tell me those are covered by the safe harbor status.

No, it isn't. You're thinking of SOPA. It would have been illegal under SOPA. Under the DMCA, linking to something is not illegal. That's why there's a large outcry of all these websites being shut down for linking to shit, because it's done without any legal justification. Congress is trying to enact laws after the fact.

And I'm sorry, but do you really think that Youtube has people sitting there checking every single link / video to see if it might be infringing? 50.000 views? That literally wouldn't even crack the top million favorite videos.

According to Youtube's FAQ "48 hours of video are uploaded every minute, resulting in nearly 8 years of content uploaded every day"

Let's say that every video upload is the maximum 15 minute length, that means that every minute 192 videos are uploaded, which is 11520 videos per hour, and over a quarter of a million videos PER DAY.

Even if Youtube employed ten thousand people for the specific purpose of checking every link, they still couldn't keep up. And obviously they don't.

So no, your "Of course Youtube knows about their deliberate infringement!" theory doesn't hold water. Unless the Feds produce emails and chat logs that impugn Youtube employees discussing copyrighted works on their own site (as in the case of Megaupload), there simply is no comparison.

Which is exactly how it should be. You seem to think SOPA-like rules would be a great idea...?

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