PERHAPS THE GAA should queue up to sue YouTube. The Association owns the rights for the representation of the teams, their logos and their media distribution. If so inclined, the GAA could join Bayern Munich, the team that wants YouTube to remove footage taken by fans. Bayern believes the presence of these user-generated video clips, many filmed by fans sitting in the stadiums, harm the 30,000 paying subscribers to the team’s own video site, FC Bayern TV.
For GAA readers, all you have to do is threaten a lawsuit against YouTube and the solicitors return your calls with their purses in hand. Two lawsuits against YouTube have worked their ways onto the court dockets, one for use of footage of the LA riots (see YouTube sued) and another over the similarity to the tubing company UTube.
I wonder what YouTube sounds like in Irish?
Personally, I believe copyright holders hold too big of a stick. Occasionally, I snap images of the copyright warning the precedes cinema movies. You probably skip over the part that says "penalties of $250,000 for violation". Music has similar penalties. These penalties encourage me to lobby for file sharing and for podsafe music.
Pete Cashmore -- "Bayern Munich Threatens to Sue YouTube"