Coalition Condemns Google Ruling

Another org has weighed in against the U.S. District Court’s Google decision in favor of YouTube: It’s Arts+Labs, which was launched several years back to bridge the Silicon Valley-Hollywood divide. The coalition of creative and tech companies includes partners Viacom (which lost the suit), Microsoft, Songwriters Guild of America, JibJab, NBC Universal, Cisco and AT&T.

Mark McKinnon, its co-chairman (along with Mike McCurry), said in a statement: “The outcome of the Viacom lawsuit against YouTube, if left standing, would be a blow to creative rights in the world’s foremost creator and exporter of intellectual property.  The result may work well in the short run for websites like YouTube and Google, but would never work for the creators who have had to either pay them what amounts to “protection money” or live with widespread theft of their work over these sites. 

“This sort of freeloader culture – where websites like YouTube can create a haven for illegal content yet purposely look the other way in order to “pressure premium content owners to change their model towards free” – will not produce a healthy digital economy.  Responsible Internet participants understand this and come together to protect creative rights.””

More Voices

  • RWS Entertainment Group Marquee Holland America

    RWS Entertainment Launches Theatrical Development Department (EXCLUSIVE)

    Another org has weighed in against the U.S. District Court’s Google decision in favor of YouTube: It’s Arts+Labs, which was launched several years back to bridge the Silicon Valley-Hollywood divide. The coalition of creative and tech companies includes partners Viacom (which lost the suit), Microsoft, Songwriters Guild of America, JibJab, NBC Universal, Cisco and AT&T. […]

  • Hamilton West End Production.

    ‘Hamilton,’ Broadway and the Duel Over Paperless Tickets

    Another org has weighed in against the U.S. District Court’s Google decision in favor of YouTube: It’s Arts+Labs, which was launched several years back to bridge the Silicon Valley-Hollywood divide. The coalition of creative and tech companies includes partners Viacom (which lost the suit), Microsoft, Songwriters Guild of America, JibJab, NBC Universal, Cisco and AT&T. […]

  • HadestownNew York Theatre WorkshopBy Anaïs MitchellDeveloped

    Streaming to Broadway: How New Titles, Talent Grow Buzz Online

    Another org has weighed in against the U.S. District Court’s Google decision in favor of YouTube: It’s Arts+Labs, which was launched several years back to bridge the Silicon Valley-Hollywood divide. The coalition of creative and tech companies includes partners Viacom (which lost the suit), Microsoft, Songwriters Guild of America, JibJab, NBC Universal, Cisco and AT&T. […]

  • Randall Arney Geffen Playhouse

    What No NYC Nonprofit Theater Likes to Talk About

    Another org has weighed in against the U.S. District Court’s Google decision in favor of YouTube: It’s Arts+Labs, which was launched several years back to bridge the Silicon Valley-Hollywood divide. The coalition of creative and tech companies includes partners Viacom (which lost the suit), Microsoft, Songwriters Guild of America, JibJab, NBC Universal, Cisco and AT&T. […]

  • Charles Manson Dead at 83

    Charles Manson Changed the World by Making Homicide — and Himself — Part of Popular Culture

    Another org has weighed in against the U.S. District Court’s Google decision in favor of YouTube: It’s Arts+Labs, which was launched several years back to bridge the Silicon Valley-Hollywood divide. The coalition of creative and tech companies includes partners Viacom (which lost the suit), Microsoft, Songwriters Guild of America, JibJab, NBC Universal, Cisco and AT&T. […]

  • The Lion King Broadway

    How 'The Lion King' Ushered in the Era of the Blockbuster on Broadway

    Another org has weighed in against the U.S. District Court’s Google decision in favor of YouTube: It’s Arts+Labs, which was launched several years back to bridge the Silicon Valley-Hollywood divide. The coalition of creative and tech companies includes partners Viacom (which lost the suit), Microsoft, Songwriters Guild of America, JibJab, NBC Universal, Cisco and AT&T. […]

  • Kevin Spacey Clarance Darrow Broadway

    Broadway Gets Serious About Sexual Harassment

    Another org has weighed in against the U.S. District Court’s Google decision in favor of YouTube: It’s Arts+Labs, which was launched several years back to bridge the Silicon Valley-Hollywood divide. The coalition of creative and tech companies includes partners Viacom (which lost the suit), Microsoft, Songwriters Guild of America, JibJab, NBC Universal, Cisco and AT&T. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content