De:Bug editor Sascha Koesch published some interesting observations (in German) about the controversy between Fox and Youtube / Google on his blog today.

Apparently you don't need an army of lawyers to figure out who posted those episodes of 24 on Youtube. The guy left traces of his identity all over the web, leading to a 14 year old soccer fan living in Switzerland who actually announced in a forum that the cat and mouse game between rights holders and him could take months.

He might be right. Especially if you take the fight to court instead of just issuing take down notices. But hey, that's the price if you want to expand the DMCA ...

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