With the debate over copyright between YouTube and Viacom heating up, the online video site is hoping that some of its biggest stars will help them out in the debate over fair use of TV clips. YouTube intends to question Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on what they think about Viacom’s decision to sue YouTube. The company needs 30 depositions from people to keep the legal battle going strong.
Burn the DMCA, re-write it, and stop taking away the right for me to watch clips like this.
- Founded 2005
- Overview YouTube is a video-sharing website created in February 2005 by three former [PayPal](/company/paypal) employees: [Chad Hurley](/person/chad-hurley), [Steve Chen](/person/steve-chen) and [Jawed Karim](/person/jawed-karim). YouTube enables users to upload, view and share videos. It uses [Adobe Flash](/product/adobe-flash) video and HTML5 technology to display a wide variety of user-generated video …
- Location San Bruno, CA
- Categories Games, Entertainment, Online Rental, Video
- Website http://www.youtube.com/
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- Founded 1999
- Overview DMCA.com is a Digital Millennium Services Act Service company. In short it prvides DMCA services related to copyright protection. Currently DMCA.com is offering a $99 takedown service so you can get stolen content removed effectively.
- Categories Consulting, Legal
- Website http://www.dmca.com
- Full profile for DMCA
- Founded 1971
- Overview Viacom, short for "Video & Audio Communications", is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks ([MTV Networks](/company/mtv-networks) and BET), and movie production and distribution with [Paramount Motion Pictures Group.](/company/paramount-pictures) The new Viacom conglomerate was finalized in September of 2006 is considered to be …
- Location New York, NY
- Categories Media
- Website http://www.viacom.com
- Full profile for Viacom