French Sports Leagues Say Non! To YouTube
from the how-do-you-say-promotional-value-in-French? dept
It would appear that France’s top soccer league and tennis organization suffer the same marketing blindness that caused the Premier League to sue YouTube because its most active fans were helping to promote the sport of soccer for them. The two French sports organizations have joined the lawsuit against YouTube, claiming that by allowing fans to share sporting moments, it was somehow (a) Google’s fault and (b) costing the sports league’s money. The reality is that (a) it’s the responsibility of the uploader, not Google and (b) these videos help promote the sport and get more people to watch.