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Google's YouTube Wins Copyright Infringement Suit

The Entertainment industry led by the Spanish Milan Cathedral magnet, Silvio Berlusconi  have

been claiming that YouTube must screen every video before it goes live to make sure that it does 

not break any copyright claims. (

According to the NY Times, A Spanish court on Thursday sided with Google in a dispute with the broadcaster Telecinco, saying Google’s online video-sharing service, YouTube, did not have to screen television clips for potential copyright violations before posting them on the site.

The ruling was similar to an American ruling from June, where Google was cleared to continue to 
allow users to upload content from copyrighted programs, as long as they take them down when 
notified. In that case, Viacom was demanding $1 billion in copyright infringements.

This is great news for YouTube users. We can breathe a sigh of relief for possible copyright infringement. Just watch your inbox for those pesky "cease and desist" orders. Thank goodness YouTube is not following in the footsteps of Napster a music sharing site that was successfully sued by the music industry and forced to shut down in 2001.  Many saw this an unjust decision.


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Jeanne Mayeux

Jeanne Mayeux is a documentary producer director with more than 25 programs to her credit. Shows that she has worked on have won an Oscar, Emmy, Cable Ace and a Clio. Mayeux is skilled in all aspects of the production process from research, coordinating the production, script writing, interviewing and editing and a strong background in creating personal profiles for television. She produced magazine length shows for Fox News Channel, Iyanla, Inside Edition, E Entertainment, Sightings and Strange Universe. As the owner of Fulltilt Boogie Productions in Los Angeles she produced and acted as creative collaborator with director Mark Pellington on an award winning Honda commercial. Working with some of the most prestigious ad agencies including BBDO, Rubin Postaer and Fallon McGelligot she has produced and consulted on commercials for Pepsi, Black & Decker and The Wall Street Journal. As a creative consultant she worked one on one with director Cameron Crowe to create a short film in the Academy Award winning film Jerry Maguire. She has produced for numerous newsmagazines and documentaries, which have aired on PBS, ABC, National Geographic, Discovery, FOX, Disney and HBO.