Recently, a girl in the Cincinnati suburb of Norwood, Ohio, was beaten up by classmates. This fight was videotaped by friends of the perpetrators, and uploaded to YouTube. The video was taken down by the site administrators, after the young lady suffered much public humuliation.
YouTube has already gotten into some legal hot water for hosting copyrighted videos. Can it be too long before people like the young lady from Norwood start taking legal action against them?
When you host a site that lets anyone provide content, I believe that you should be held accountable for any negative consequences.
Postscript: I posted a comment in my last entry that panned TBS coverage of the first round of the MLB playoffs. At least one other party agrees. Newsweek gave TBS a “Thumbs Down” in this week’s Conventional Wisdom section.