The question for the two sides is, who will users blame — YouTube or the record label, in this case Warner?
NVDL: Recently millions of Rands worth of DVDs were destroyed in Johannesburg. While this sort of thing makes complete sense right now, in an energy deprived (and cash-strapped) future, not only will piracy be cost effective and energy efficient, copyright will become obsolete. The whole idea of it, endlessly rewarding some initiaitve by massive reproduction and distribution with high packaging and distribution costs...sorry, that's not going to continue. The internet is already turning the concept into a myth. While to some extent I support copyright (to ideas, source material etc), I think the lengths music companies are going to to protect profits is both impractical and greedy.
Countless other amateurs have been ensnared in a dispute between Warner Music and YouTube, which is owned by Google. The conflict centers on how much Warner should be paid for the use of its copyrighted works — its music videos — but has grown to include other material produced by amateurs that may also run afoul of copyright law.