YouTube Sends Cease & Desist

The Web 2.0 love affair with Google may be coming to end. First they realise that Google is really their competition, now TechCrunch, a leading Web 2.0 advocate, receives a cease and desist letter from lawyers representing YouTube.

The problem?

The offense we committed was creating a small tool that lets people download YouTube videos to their hard drives. We referenced the tool in a recent post that walked people through the process of moving YouTube Videos to their iPod“.

As Arrington notes:

Of course, the irony of YouTube accusing others of copyright infringement is delicious. But I won’t go into that right now.


  1. John ScottJohn Scott11-20-2006

    LOL! I love the irony.

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