Entertainment Industry Debating YouTube's Copyright Issues

Now that Internet giant Google has purchased YouTube, experts expect that the rampant disregard of copyright law shown by early YouTube users, at least, is likely to get resolved -- but they caution that each successive new technology can put early users, in particular, on nebulous legal ground, especially if financial profit is involved. Still, those who watch videos at YouTube -- whether or not such content is copyrighted -- are unlikely to be pursued with the same fervor with which the music industry prosecuted those who downloaded music free of charge via the file-sharing website Napster, experts say.

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