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Thread: Should youtube be able to claim safe harbor protections when they sell advertising against their users' content?

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    I don’t see how safe harbour and selling ads are related at all. They sell ads without looking at the content.



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    Should youtube be able to claim safe harbor protections when they sell advertising against their users' content?

    I’m more interested in the idea of ownership. Youtube’s terms of service claim a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual license to all the content uploaded to it’s platform. That’s essentially co-ownership with the uploader.
    So they claim to own all uploads, profit off them, and at the same time claim ignorance when it comes to all legal responsibility.
    If youtube wants to monetize user content, it makes sense that they should be responsible for that content.

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    A non exclusive worldwide perpetual license stops a user uploading something and then suing you for not taking it down. It’s the same terms as any other site that accepts user generated/submitted content, from YouTube to Twitter to Instagram to every comments section on the planet.

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    Imagine a world where Youtube could only run ads against content uploaded by trusted creators. That would instantly level the playing field between content creators and youtube’s monopoly power.



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