Posted March 9, 2006 1:51 pm by with 1 comment

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According to The Mercury News, American Airlines wants Google to reveal the identity of the person who uploaded a copyrighted video to Google Video.

The airline claims the clip was excerpted from a copyrighted training video. If the video is copyrighted, Google will probably be forced to comply, said Cindy Cohn, legal director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based group that advocates for digital rights.

Google has already indicated that, if the claim is legal, they will turn over the info – although they’ll give the poster of the video a chance to object.

  • I agree that Google has an obligation to reveal the identity of the uploader. The issue I see here points to a problem of administration costs. If one uploaded video has cost this much in human capital, how can they make money from the service?? How many other companies will come forward with similar requests??