Profitting from Peer Production

5(1) Techlaw 11, 2008

5 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2013  

Jeremy de Beer

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

Viacom’s billion-dollar lawsuit against YouTube has generated a lot of buzz in the legal and high-tech communities. Pundits around the world have weighed in on YouTube’s potential liabilities, though ultimately it will be the American courts that settle those issues. Since the list of plaintiffs has grown to include Britain’s Football Association Premier League, the U.S. National Music Publishers Association and others seeking certification as a class action, the prospect for settlements satisfactory to all parties is slim.

Keywords: Viacom, lawsuit, Youtube, legal, high-tech, liabilities, American courts, plaintiffs, settlements, slim

Suggested Citation

de Beer, Jeremy, Profitting from Peer Production (2008). 5(1) Techlaw 11, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2329414

Jeremy De Beer (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada

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