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    Given YouTube's experiences, what would you consider to be the major legal and ethical concerns an entrepreneur faces when starting a business focused on User Generated Content?

    Has YouTube effectively and correctly responded to potential legal abuses of copyright and intellectual property rights laws?

    To what degree do the legal issues facing YouTube and other User-Generated Content sites provide a lessons learned message to entrepreneurs in general?

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    1.) Given YouTube's experiences, what would you consider to be the major legal and ethical concerns an entrepreneur faces when starting a business focused on User Generated Content?

    The main focus on any user generated content (UGC) is going to be copyright infringement, as it has been with YouTube. Although people are individually held responsible for their actions, sites such as YouTube have created a platform where UGC is freely uploaded. Although the company claims to monitor uploads, there are two problems. Firstly, due to the number of uploads, the company cannot accurately detect all illegal content, and because the user is acknowledging that they take responsibility for the property, YouTube does not police the content as well as they should, as the site owners. Another problem with UGC sites from a legal aspect is that many people today post videos that contain threatening or harassing content. Such videos contain comments about assaulting other people, or contain remarks that are racially motivated. The website can be held liable in certain situations if they are notified of an ...

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    Given YouTube's experiences, what would you consider to be the major legal and ethical concerns an entrepreneur faces when starting a business focused on User Generated Content?

    Has YouTube effectively and correctly responded to potential legal abuses of copyright and intellectual property rights laws?

    To what degree do the legal issues facing YouTube and other User-Generated Content sites provide a lessons learned message to entrepreneurs in general?

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