Time Warner: YouTube Copyright Negotiations To Be “Kicked Up” To Google

Google
faces copyright fight over YouTube
from The Guardian cover how chair and CEO
of Time Warner Dick Parsons said his company plans to go after YouTube for
copyright violations. It’s still talk rather than legal actions:

Mr Parsons told the Guardian: "You can assume we’re in negotiations with
YouTube and that those negotiations will be kicked up to the Google level in the
hope that we can get to some acceptable position."

I’m sure it will get kicked up. And it shouldn’t be hard to get the right
people connected given that the AOL part of Time Warner already has an existing
distribution deal
with Google. Of course, if that fails, it should be interesting to see if Time
Warner sues a
copy that has a five percent ownership stake in AOL. Related coverage and
commentary can be found via Techmeme,
here.

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