With all the buzz over Microsoft's new YouTube clone, something kept bothering me, and I couldn't quite figure out why. Then I remembered. It really was just a few months ago that Bill Gates insisted Microsoft wouldn't do a YouTube clone. While this interview with the Wall Street Journal got lots of attention, most of it was for the idea that Gates had been violating copyright infringement by watching unauthorized content (Harlem Globetrotters movies) on YouTube. But, the key part of the quote was: "If we did YouTube, we'd be in a lot of trouble. First of all, people would say, "How do you make money?" Second, they'd say, what about all that copyright violation taking place up there. It's a neat site. I saw a bunch of old Harlem Globetrotters movies up there the other night, it's great." So, um, Bill: How do you make money? And... what about all that copyright violation taking place up there? Thanks.
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