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InfoWorld: What Novell Could Learn from Google

Mar 24, 2007, 04:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"There's an interesting story on Slashdot this morning about why (possibly) Google may have been spoiling for a YouTube fight, rather than hoping to avoid it. As the theory in the article goes, Google may have wanted to get sued to protect the viability of YouTube, rather than leaving the copyright fight to a company less able to fight back (financially and strategically):

"[Google's P]lan A was to hope people would be nice and look the other way. That worked for a year so far, and Google hoped it would continue. Plan B was to get sued..."

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