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Hypocrisy in Copyright Enforcement

Valleywag points to the incredibly hypocrisy of Viacom, which has sued Google for big bucks over YouTube but encourages its own video “pirates” on a Viacom-owned site.

No surprise here, whatever.

2 Comments on “Hypocrisy in Copyright Enforcement”

  1. #1 Delia
    on Mar 19th, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    Dan, I was wondering about quoting Valleywag. I used it as a reference once but struggled with whether I should have done it — I decided it was ok in the particular context but thought there were a bunch of topics where it’s probably just not a reliable source… but is this making their whole reputation questionable? I mean… it’s not like quoting the Enquirer, now, or… is it? (I suspect they *too* can be reliable… at times…) D.

  2. #2 Dan Gillmor
    on Mar 19th, 2007 at 4:17 pm

    In this case they’ve got the goods —