Reply to post: Own goal?

Euro court rules YouTube not automatically liable for users illegally uploading copyright-protected material

John Sturdy

Own goal?

I'm one of the probably dwindling number of people who still buy recordings on physical media.

I can't remember when I last decided to buy (a DVD or CD) other than having heard/watched a sample of it online, almost always on YouTube.

If I'm aware that an artist or media company is arsey about online samples, I buy the media second-hand, e.g. because of the Sony BMG rootkit scandal, I completed my James Bond DVD collection entirely second-hand.

And I can't be the only one for whom such samples are their main way of finding media to buy. So they may have shot themselves in the foot (I certainly hope so).

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