19 Jan '12, 2am

Vimeo Fights SOPA, Supports OPEN Act To Curtail Online Video Piracy

Vimeo Fights SOPA, Supports OPEN Act To Curtail Online Video Piracy

I don’t see why anyone would want to get into a space where they would face virtually unlimited liability for hosting third party videos that they don’t have any control over. One of the reasons why services like Vimeo, YouTube, and Facebook have flourished over the past decade or so is that they could host UGC without fear of crippling lawsuits so long as they complied with the DMCA. If you take that away and give copyright holders the right to sue and shut down anyone who hosts even a single piece of copyright content, you introduce a tremendous amount of uncertainty, which will have a chilling effect on startups and innovation.

Full article: http://www.reelseo.com/vimeo-fights-sopa/

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