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Youtube.com sued finally..

Ika

Lifer
Mar 22, 2006
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"We have even been contacted by police in Australia accusing us of having child pornography on our Web site. I resent this personally and this confusion is hurting our business."

Priceless.
 

akshatp

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This comes just weeks after YouTube gets bought by Google for 1.6bn. Timing is everything..
 

silverpig

Lifer
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This guy wants either youtube to change its name, or to have youtube pay for utube to set up a new corporate identity. Why not just ask youtube to pay for the added bandwidth + hosting upgrade? I mean, it's freaking google...
 

Firsttime

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Mar 31, 2005
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Haha wasn't expecting that. The poor company, it would seem smarter just to ask for more servers or something to support the extra traffic, but I fail to see how Utube's argument will stand up in court.
 

dxkj

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Feb 17, 2001
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I don't see why so many don't think this makes sense... especially since they are pronounced the same.

If they had the servers and bandwidth to handle it, I still think it would stand up in court.
 

Injury

Lifer
Jul 19, 2004
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Originally posted by: dxkj
I don't see why so many don't think this makes sense... especially since they are pronounced the same.

If they had the servers and bandwidth to handle it, I still think it would stand up in court.
I see the point of the gripe and think it's a very big cause for distress, but I do NOT see ANY point in a lawsuit that holds youtube responsible for it. It's not like youtube asked people to not know how to spell their site name and I'm certain there was no intent.
 

Jeff7

Lifer
Jan 4, 2001
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Originally posted by: Aflac
"We have even been contacted by police in Australia accusing us of having child pornography on our Web site. I resent this personally and this confusion is hurting our business."

Priceless.
Dear Australian Police:
Check spelling first, then investigate.



No figures are given in the article as to how much money that Universal Tube is asking for to settle any of its grievances.
 

Mark R

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Oct 9, 1999
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Did anyone actually read the formal legal complaint to the court by utube.com?

Friggin hilarious. You don't often get to see stuff like tampon fetishes, corpse defilement, etc. in legal documents.
 

Umberger

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look at the utube website. they have some of those crappy search headers full of ringtone adds, personals, etc... what kind of respectable corporate website is that? they're full of ******.
 

xtknight

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Originally posted by: Mark R
Did anyone actually read the formal legal complaint to the court by utube.com?

Friggin hilarious. You don't often get to see stuff like tampon fetishes, corpse defilement, etc. in legal documents.
LOL look at Exhibit 1.

Exhibit 1 is a message left by one visitor who asks ?WHERE THE .... ARE ALL
THE VIDEOS??? 1.5 BILLION FOR THIS PIECE OE .... WEBSITE? GOOGLE GOT
TAKEN!?[q/]
 

MoPHo

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Originally posted by: Jeff7
Originally posted by: Aflac
"We have even been contacted by police in Australia accusing us of having child pornography on our Web site. I resent this personally and this confusion is hurting our business."

Priceless.
Dear Australian Police:
Check spelling first, then investigate.



No figures are given in the article as to how much money that Universal Tube is asking for to settle any of its grievances.
probably $1.6bn. a modest (and coincidental) sum for damages.
 

doze

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Jul 26, 2005
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Originally posted by: Umberger
look at the utube website. they have some of those crappy search headers full of ringtone adds, personals, etc... what kind of respectable corporate website is that? they're full of ******.
Probably the fast and dirty solution to make some money back from all the bandwidth usage
 

d3n

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Mar 13, 2004
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Maybe Google should just host them and give them a nice cush spot at the top of the ad word listings. Everyone wins.
 

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