Just days after Veoh was BLASTED for removing adult content from their website. It seems that Veoh will be the legal test case for online video sharing.
Adult entertainment company Io Group Inc. last Friday filed a lawsuit against Veoh Networks Inc., an online video-sharing service, in a potential important legal test of Web video companies’ liability for copyright infringement claims.
The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for California’s Northern District, alleges that Veoh, San Diego, was responsible for copyright infringement by allowing videos owned by Io Group to be accessed through Veoh’s online service without permission. In the complaint, Io Group, a San Francisco company doing business by the name Titan Media, alleges that consumers viewed its copyrighted works over 40,000 times through Veoh’s site between June 1 and June 22.
It seems as if Pandora’s box has been open. I guess, Veoh will be the test case in regards to online video. I always assumed it would have been YouTube. But in the tradition of all technologies, the ones whose growth was fostered by the adult industry always seem to be the lightning rods of attention, but usually the most successful.