Youtube is quite literally taking a beating today: The Holywood Reporter is reporting that the site is being sued by LA-based journalist Robert Tur who filmed the famous truck driver beating scene during the 1992 riots. Tur found the footage on Youtube, where it had been viewed a thousand times after someone uploaded it recently. The Reporter quotes from the lawsuit:

"The scope of the infringements is akin to a murky moving target, in that videos uploaded are not identified by copyright owner or registration number but rather by the uploader's idiosyncratic choice of descriptive terms to describe the content of the video tags making it extremely impractical to identify plaintiff's copyrighted works."

Now if Youtube would only find a way to force it's users into identifying every upload by registration number ...

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