Chad Hurley (co-founder of YouTube) and Michael Robertson (counder of MP3.com)

Here’s a video from ZDNet that features part of a round table about consumer-generated media at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit in Palo Alto, Calif. At first I’m bored by Chad. Then Michael kicks in, and I almost think we’ll have an intelligent debate. But it seems like the themes are:

  • YouTube is creating a stage that anyone can play on
  • The copyright violations isn’t YouTube, it’s the submitters
  • In the end, YouTube isn’t accountable as long as it agrees to remove something when a copyright owner complains.

Wrong, wrong and wrong. YouTube is amassing a huge audience. Will everyone have their moment, or will that go to the content that can sell the most ads? YouTube certainly bears responsibility for hosting videos that are clearly stolen. Do a search for any brand name or television show.

Finally… I’m getting sick of this “if they complain we’ll take it down.” That’s like me borrowing Hurley’s car and telling him that he can call me on my cell if he needs it back.

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5 thoughts on “Chad Hurley (co-founder of YouTube) and Michael Robertson (counder of MP3.com)”

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  2. If you wish, you can borrow anything from the “angrysumodotcom” section at youtube. Free of charge, of course. Also, anyone can listen to our music or view our website at angrysumo.com. Free again. Until we can make money with whatever is ours online, it’s free. I wish everyone online could witness all of our deliciously free material. Only when we’re famous from all of our free stuff, is when we’ll charge. I’d say in about two weeks. So, hurry. We’ll only be free for so long.

  3. How about that album on iTunes? Really nice stuff there. Copter especially. The world needs some more royalty free stuff that gives nice ambience to a video… especially instrumental. And the hard core parts might come in handy when there’s no speaking in a video… just pure unbridled chaos.

  4. Yes- the old copyright fad. Like the pet rock. The media industry will get over it. Interesting choice by Revver to go an entirely different direction and give “old media” a lil’ hug.

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