Personally I would like to see every single website have to put up a banner that explains exactly what ages may view their pages and also why they have had to put the banner up. Once every single American has to click through a banner, proving via some as yet unknown way that they are old enough to view the page, you can imagine the backlash against such stupid legislation will begin.
They have a PRS license for Podcasting, but PPL covers different people than PRS... so to answer the question that was already answered in the article, that you failed to read properly, is that NO, THERE IS NO BLANKET LICENSE.
So... if it came to pass that hyperlinks were not infinging as all they do is highlight the location of something but require a third party to do something to access the content surely then the same would be applied to a .torrent or .nzb file? Could it be argued that embedding a youtube video link into a website that requires a third party to click "play" then falls into the same non-infringing catagory?
I'm just confused as to why he'd link to Techdirt from Techdirt... but then I'm not ootb and have no idea what firmware he is up to or whether they have flashed his logic circuits to enable them for 2013.
The execs work for an American company, they just followed the law as it is in America.
The US Government believes only it's laws apply to the Internet, see Rojadirecta and SurfTheChannel lawsuits. Why would a US company who sees what it's Government does not then assume that as it has no liability in the US it doesn't have liability in another country? There is no such thing as Youtube.IT, only Youtube.COM.
Italian law doesn't cover .COMs in the eyes of the US Government.
I just wish Google pulled their business, whether it's in Italy over Youtube or in Germany and elsewhere where legacy industries want a slice of Googles profits because Google does a great job of pointing people in the right direction.
I wonder what Italians and Germans would make of a single page that pointed out the stupidity of their nations legal system or industries when they went to any Google page.