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 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 wonâ€™t go into that right now.“