YouTube, Internet File Sharing and Copyrights
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This article examines the debate on legal liability issues associated with user-generated intermediaries such as YouTube and investigate the potential risks, liabilities and obligations that a user-generated content (UGC) host may face for alleged infringements by content posted by a user. The paper then examines how Australian copyright law has responded to this digital era and draws a brief comparison with American copyright laws. Thus far, relatively little academic attention has been paid, in Australia, to the legal processes and issues relating to the use of YouTube. Therefore, it is imperative that these issues are examined and clarified in a timely manner.
Contemporary Issues in Law
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Intellectual Property Law