http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/112352

YouTube: The biggest Pirate of them all?

Posted Feb 11, 2007 by guj_*

http://blogs.zdnet.com/micro-markets/?p=961

Is the YouTube magic really the enabling of a “creation of sophisticated goods,”
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Donna Bogatin has created an editorial which is titled "YouTube riches: Social video production or social video pirating?" Bogatin looks at the perspective that many of Youtube's visits stem from the uploading of already published video content and not original 'homebrew' style movies. How many of you actually use YouTube to upload and watch original videos, and not something that is most likely the property of a media company?
"Carr posits that “running a digital sharecropping operation…can be very lucrative.” But is it really the “broadcast yourself” video crop at YouTube that enticed Google to give up $1.65 billion worth of GOOG?"