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Mambo [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, January 4, 2007
13 years ago7,972 views

Does Google realise what they've got themselves in to?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

<<A Brazilian court ordered [YouTube] to be shut down until it removes a celebrity sex video>>

This is a joke. YouTube removes the video and that's all.

Jim Barr [PersonRank 4]

13 years ago #

I'm sorry, but I really don't have a lot of compassion for this one. They were on a public beach in plain sight of everyone having sex. If they didn't want to be seen, they should have kept it in private.

Joe [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Whats the big deal, This video doesn't show anything anyways....

+ Show video

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> YouTube removes the video and that's all.

According to Reuters, "Some copies of the video have been taken off the site but users have reposted it." So the problem becomes one of pre-moderation, which isn't trivial considering the upload volume YouTube must get...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

They have a content identification technology.

mc [PersonRank 3]

13 years ago #

Not yet, Ionut searchengineland.com/070102-10 ...

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

In future we will see more of that as many new YouTube-like sites pay you for videos, especially those driving traffic. So amateur paparazzi will swarm the beaches and parties and hunt down celebrities.

I can even imagine a new "happy slapping" wave.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

<<Not yet>>

It's not yet perfect, but they have it.

Jim Barr [PersonRank 4]

13 years ago #

Joe....

That was hilarious!!!!! I can't believe someone took the time to completely redo the original....

Veky [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> YouTube removes the video and that's all.

Why would they, for *'s sake?
Did the author of the video contact them? Or is recording videos of (half-celebrity) people in public places illegal?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

<< Or is recording videos of (half-celebrity) people in public places illegal? >>

I'm no lawyer, so I could be wrong, but I thought that making recordings (video or audio) of *anyone* and publishing the video without their consent was illegal...

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Tony: I'm no lawyer either, but I'd say that's unlikely, or the paparazzi would all be in prison by now (not to mention regular journalists). Alternatively, I know that film makers need to get everyone filmed to sign a release form, but I think films are different.

I think the issue here is one of privacy, and I dare say the rules change a lot depending on what country you're in.

Personally I find it (disturbingly) hilarious how oblivious and overreaching some judges are. Brazilian judge says 'shut down all of YouTube to prevent people seeing *1* video clip'. Good luck with that.

Nanaki [PersonRank 3]

13 years ago #

In Belgium it's illegal, but not in the US as far as I know.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Tony:
> ... I could be wrong, but I thought
> that making recordings (video or audio) of *anyone*
> and publishing the video without their consent was illegal

At least *photographing* people in the US is legal, from what I remember. In Germany, AFAIK, it's not legal unless these persons are celebrities. But yeah, we need a lawyer here :)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

(Updated the post with a follow-up)

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

yeah, what were they doing have "se x on the beach" – Ithought that was a alcoholic drink!!

Utills [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

This is what the BBC is saying about the incident and consequent court battle:

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/amer ...

Seems as if they are going to take a similar approach to what European courts have done in the past with Microsoft. To fine them daily until they comply with the court order.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

ABC News coverage here:
"uTube Ordered to Block Steamy Video of Supermodel Daniela Cicarelli From Brazilian Users"
abcnews.go.com/Technology/wire ...

According to the article YouTube spokeswoman Mrs. Jennifer Nielsen declined comment on the decision.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

The MercuryNews version is located here, in turn:
mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynew ...

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

heres another type of sitatution .. but its about SL and avater in Gvideo and YTube!!

news.com.com/2100-1047_3-61477 ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Now at least one Brazil ISP is apparently blocking YouTube:

boingboing.net/2007/01/06/braz ...

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Tomorrow's headline should be something like "Google and YouTube Strike Back, Block Brazilian Users".

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

"Search Engine Giant Sues Brazil D-Celebrity Couple for Offending Display of Public Nudity; 'Love Act Was Obviously Staged, Paris-Hilton-Like', Google-Lawyers Say"

Googlaxy [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

It's official. Brasil Telecom press office just confirmed that it's blocking YouTube due to judicial orders. Also says they wont speak about that in the future.

Fred [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

"...YouTube must, although, “promote a filter in the upload process or in queries of the American site results, in order to turn completely <b>enviable</b> the couple video access”.

Well I know <i>I'm</i> completely enviable. :-)

Googlaxy [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Second ISP blocks YouTube in Brazil... First was Brasil Telecom, now it's Telefônica! A third one, Embratel, it's also studying the same possibility!

Bas [PersonRank 2]

13 years ago #

[Moved from "YouTube blocked in Brazil" – Tony]

wahlers.com.br/claus/blog/yout ...

they got blocked in Brazil..

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