What a ridiculous comment David Drummond, chief legal officer at Google made about the Italian verdict.
He told the BBC News “It is like prosecuting the post office for hate mail that is sent in the post”. There’s a fundamental difference here though – the Postal Service can’t see what’s inside each envelope and parcel. YouTube can see every video that is posted.
Until now, YouTube have been on a honeymoon period of ignoring all copyright infringements and legal requirements in becoming a broadcaster. This is changing very quickly.
I applaude the Italian courts for having the backbone to becoming the first country to stand up to the most powerful company on the Internet.