Google buys YouTube. This is a disaster. YouTube works on a number of fronts. Putting up home-made or amateur clips, no problem. But what many of us use YouTube for is to watch old clips of TV, Music, and Film. These are mostly licenced media and putting them on YouTube breaks copyright.
No-one sued, because there was no money in it, and you wouldn't want to be seen as the company that closed YouTube.
Now, it's a different game. Most corporates won't want to fight Google, but someone will, perhaps backed by a rival search-engine company.
What does it mean for us the end-user?
Less clips that we want, more crap that we don't want.
I am amazed that the Google share price has been driven up.
Surely there is great risk in buying YouTube.