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Rangoric

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Originally posted by: AnyMal
Originally posted by: JulesMaximus
Originally posted by: Syringer
But not by who you'd expect.
Well, he has a legitimate gripe.
Except they didn't sue until AFTER Youtube cashed out $1.6Bill I'm sure it's a mere coincidence.
That whole thing has increased popularity of Youtube.

What you should be asking for is records of when that huge surge in traffic started.
 

Kappo

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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.
lol how is google or youtube.com responsible for people not hitting their website? How is it THEIR responsiblity to make sure that people type the correct url?
 

Indolent

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what I don't get is... how the hell can going from 1500 views per month to 2 million not be benificial to business, no matter what you're selling?


Talk about not taking advantage of an opportunity. If I ran that place, I'd just change my website to universaltube.com or something similar and just put up a page of google ads and stuff. No one smart would be complaining about 2 million free hits a month.
 

BrokenVisage

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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 ******.
Took the text right out of my box.
 

waggy

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Originally posted by: Indolent
what I don't get is... how the hell can going from 1500 views per month to 2 million not be benificial to business, no matter what you're selling?


Talk about not taking advantage of an opportunity. If I ran that place, I'd just change my website to universaltube.com or something similar and just put up a page of google ads and stuff. No one smart would be complaining about 2 million free hits a month.
sure its great having more people look at the site. now the big question out of those 2 million how many are looking for what utube is selling? i doubt very many.

so thats 2 million hits that are wasting bandwith.

i don't blame them for sueing.
 

Killerme33

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Meh stupid lawsuit IMO. Does this mean if you buy a domain no one else should be able to buy a similar domain?
 

Indolent

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Originally posted by: waggy
Originally posted by: Indolent
what I don't get is... how the hell can going from 1500 views per month to 2 million not be benificial to business, no matter what you're selling?


Talk about not taking advantage of an opportunity. If I ran that place, I'd just change my website to universaltube.com or something similar and just put up a page of google ads and stuff. No one smart would be complaining about 2 million free hits a month.
sure its great having more people look at the site. now the big question out of those 2 million how many are looking for what utube is selling? i doubt very many.

so thats 2 million hits that are wasting bandwith.

i don't blame them for sueing.


I don't know what that would cost in bandwidth. But you'd think out of 2 million hits, at least some of them could be interested in what they are selling.
 

91TTZ

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Originally posted by: Indolent
what I don't get is... how the hell can going from 1500 views per month to 2 million not be benificial to business, no matter what you're selling?
Yeah, most businesses would pay for that kind of exposure.
 
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Originally posted by: Indolent
Originally posted by: waggy
Originally posted by: Indolent
what I don't get is... how the hell can going from 1500 views per month to 2 million not be benificial to business, no matter what you're selling?


Talk about not taking advantage of an opportunity. If I ran that place, I'd just change my website to universaltube.com or something similar and just put up a page of google ads and stuff. No one smart would be complaining about 2 million free hits a month.
sure its great having more people look at the site. now the big question out of those 2 million how many are looking for what utube is selling? i doubt very many.

so thats 2 million hits that are wasting bandwith.

i don't blame them for sueing.


I don't know what that would cost in bandwidth. But you'd think out of 2 million hits, at least some of them could be interested in what they are selling.
I don't know about you, but when I am looking for funny videos, I am not normally looking to buy pipe from Ohio................
 

r6ashih

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33. The 70,000 confused <utube.com> internet website visitors are not the kinds of
visitors that Plaintiff wants at its website. Furthermore, these unwanted visitors often fill out Plaintiff?s sales request form at <utube.com> seeking more information in a vulgar and belligerent manner.

34. Exhibit 1 is a message left by one visitor who asks ?WHERE THE FvCK ARE ALL
THE VIDEOS??? 1.5 BILLION FOR THIS PIECE OE SH!T WEBSITE? GOOGLE GOT
TAKEN!?
 
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Man, if they thought they were going to get "vulgar and belligerent" commentary before, just wait until this article gets more coverage. :laugh:

- M4H
 

ultimatebob

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It looks like utube.com put up some advertising on the site in order to profit off of all of the misdirected traffic... What I don't understand, though, is why they don't have a "WE are NOT YouTube. If you're looking for videos of people making asses of themselves, click HERE" type of link on the front page.
 

foghorn67

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Will this be the silly outcome?
Utube sues Youtube. Youtube changes site to <insert new site name here>

Utube changes it's name to Youtube.com and tries to steal traffic.
 

Syringer

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Originally posted by: Indolent
what I don't get is... how the hell can going from 1500 views per month to 2 million not be benificial to business, no matter what you're selling?


Talk about not taking advantage of an opportunity. If I ran that place, I'd just change my website to universaltube.com or something similar and just put up a page of google ads and stuff. No one smart would be complaining about 2 million free hits a month.
What are you talking about, they're suing ;)
 

Black88GTA

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33. The 70,000 confused <utube.com> internet website visitors are not the kinds of
visitors that Plaintiff wants at its website. Furthermore, these unwanted visitors often fill out
Plaintiff?s sales request form at <utube.com> seeking more information in a vulgar and
belligerent manner.
34. Exhibit 1 is a message left by one visitor who asks ?WHERE THE FVCK ARE ALL
THE VIDEOS??? 1.5 BILLION FOR THIS PIECE OE SHYT WEBSITE? GOOGLE GOT
TAKEN!?
35. Exhibit 2 is an inquiry from a police department in Australia. It states: ?YOU
CURRENTLY HAVE A VIDEO TITLED CVNT THE MOVIE. IT MAY CONTAIN CHILD
PORN AS THE PEOPLE IN IT ARE UNDER AGE. PLEASE REMOVE IT FROM THE SITE.
COULD YOU PLEASE ALSO ADVISE ME IF YOU ARE ABLE, WHO UPLOADED IT
ONTO YOUR SITE. REGARDS, SIMON CLEMENCE DETECTIVE SENIOR SERGEANT
VICTORIA POLICE SEXUAL CRIMES?
Case 3:06-cv-02628-JGC Document 1-1 Filed 10/30/2006 Page 5 of 14

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36. Exhibit 3 is from an individual who claims his email address is fvckyou@utube.com.
He wonders ?where r da videos? Youtube roxman, but what happened to videos??. While
Youtube provides content of interest to these individuals, uTube does not.

LMFAO, Classic :D
 

drinkmorejava

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They have a legit problem, however, the appropriate course of action probably would have been to piss off at google and get free hosting, as well as a content filter of some type to get rid of the eBS user complaints and thn be happy they have a massive increase in potential customers.
 

neutralizer

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Originally posted by: MercenaryForHire
Man, if they thought they were going to get "vulgar and belligerent" commentary before, just wait until this article gets more coverage. :laugh:

- M4H
Definitely, people in the internet community really get riled up about stuff like this, similar to the stolen sidekick thing.
 

doze

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My buddy asked his wife to pull up some soccer video on youtube last night. And sure enough I look over at the laptop and see the utube.com page up and a confused look on her face.
 

SVT Cobra

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Originally posted by: Kappo
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.
lol how is google or youtube.com responsible for people not hitting their website? How is it THEIR responsiblity to make sure that people type the correct url?
You do not know the law then.
 

Freshgeardude

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all of theses are funny.
utube and youtube
mikerowesoft and microsoft
nissan(computers) and Nissan( cars)

u tube is probably gonna change name payed by google.

mike rowe became rich before he turned 18 lol lucky

nissan computers is probably gonna change their name because nissan cars will pay the x amount of millions. and they can get the millions and make more than what they thought they would make by selling computers
 

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