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Mark Cuban Declares War on GooTube

CmdrTaco posted more than 7 years ago | from the settle-this-with-jello-wrestling dept.

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PreacherTom writes "Mark Cuban — the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, tech entrepreneur, and self-proclaimed 'blog maverick' — has always been outspoken in his ridicule of Google and YouTube. Now, it appears he's willing to put his money where his mouth is. Cuban is so convinced that GooTube will be a failure that he is in the process of acquiring the news agency owned by Robert Tur, currently involved in serious litigation with Google over copyright violations. With billions on both sides, this could be a real clash of the titans."

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First posting. (-1, Offtopic)

Mipoti Gusundar (1028156) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870674)

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Re:First posting. (0, Offtopic)

vil3nr0b (930195) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870706)

yur velcom?

Re:First posting. (0, Redundant)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870744)

Excuse me, ve are lookink for nuclear wessels.

Re:First posting. (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870762)

I think they're in Alameda.

Re:First posting. (1)

Bloke down the pub (861787) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871268)

In Soviet Russia, nuclear wessels look vor you!

Titans (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16870690)

With billions on both sides, this could be a real clash of the titans.


Yeah, it could be, but we're calling it "GooTube".

Re:Titans (2, Funny)

gEvil (beta) (945888) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870824)

It's German. It means "good ube." I've often wondered if they accidentally left off the 'r', which would make a little more sense: "good over"

Re:Titans (3, Funny)

Umbrae (866097) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871200)

Yeah. But nobody likes a GooTuber. Slimy potatos aren't really where it's at.

Re:Titans (3, Interesting)

KDR_11k (778916) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871222)

No, not at all (the word you're thinking of is gut, oo is not pronounced like that in German). Maybe it's Dutch. And über is mostly used for locations.

Re:Titans (1)

jimstapleton (999106) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870830)

heh, GooTube, makes me think of a manufacturer of toothpaste, or K-Y Jelly

Re:Titans (5, Funny)

mikerich (120257) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871080)

GooTube or Yougle? Hmmm... that's a tough one.

One sounds like a glue, the other a brand of European yogurt.

Re:Titans (3, Funny)

Ceriel Nosforit (682174) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870916)

They should just call it OogleTube or somesuch instead...

And on another note, why does it matter how rich these people are? Yeah, I know. It was a rethoric question. The real quiestion is; why the hell do we take this situation without the least bit of critiquie?

Re:Titans (1)

Alzheimers (467217) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871242)

Considering their other forays into portmanteau shouldn't it be called Yoogle or Toogle?

Re:Titans (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16871410)

Yeah, it could be, but we're calling it "GooTube".

They misspelled Trojans in the title.

Re:Titans (1)

drinkmorejava (909433) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871472)

Gee, nm that Youtube/Google isn't actually accountable for the content their users post.

A tube of goo might be handy indeed... (0, Offtopic)

PsyQo (1020321) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870708)

A tube of goo might be handy indeed when two titans 'clash', make sure you use water (not oil) based though or it might catch fire.

Obligatory (0, Redundant)

webheaded (997188) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870720)

I, for one, welcome our new billionare touting overlords...

Wait a second...

Wait... (5, Insightful)

pionzypher (886253) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870726)

The man is so convinced that google/youtube will fail, he's actually going to jump in the ring to try to make it happen? Umm... Someone should just give this guy a hobby.

Re:Wait... (1)

JimBowen (885772) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870780)

No, he's buying the company that's suing them. So if they do win, he stands to make a huge amount of money.
Just like a great big bet at the bookies really..

Re:Wait... (1)

jimstapleton (999106) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870888)

I can't wait to laugh when he looses it all. Except the company will probably loose by google buying them out, which means paying this idiot of. Win-Win I guess.

Re:Wait... (1)

lokiomega (596833) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871432)

lose...lose lose lose lose lose please

Re:Wait... (5, Funny)

squiggleslash (241428) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871450)

"Ah, thanks for coming Mark. Glad to hear you've taken us over, we really admire whatever it is you're famous for. Anyway, just to let you know, we're close to reaching a settlement with Google. They're going to pay us seventy eight mill..."

"Sorry to cut you off, but that's not going to happen. We're not settling. We're going to win this case."

"But we are winning the case. This deal means we'll get..."

"Sorry, not interested. We're going to fight this case, demand $699, or whatever that statatuory damages figure is, for every download of every video that YouTube has ever done that we can sue over."

"But that'll drive Google bankrupt! We'll never get our money, and under this deal we'll end up getting more in the long run anyway because, as I was saying, they're going to, every year, pay us..."

"Stop. Stop right now. I predicted Google are going to lose this. Lose they shall."

"But wouldn't you prefer us both to win? I mean, we can make a fortune through this, if Google makes it a success."

"No. Then I'd look like an idiot. People would point at me and say "There goes Mark Cuban, the guy who said Google was doomed by buying YouTube, and now has made billions by coming to an agreement that meant Google could make it work." I don't want that to happen. I have a reputation to keep. I'm a dot-com millionaire damn it."

...etc...

Re:Wait... (1)

Archangel Michael (180766) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870838)

"Someone should just give this guy a hobby."

Dallas Mavericks

Re:Wait... (0)

AceCaseOR (594637) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871224)

Dallas Mavericks
Which, IIRC (and I don't follow sports that much) haven't been doing that well recently.

Re:Wait... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16871356)

Apparently you don't. The Mavs have done very well under Cuban and played for the championship against the Miami Heat last season

Re:Wait... (1)

Izago909 (637084) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870908)

It just goes to show that money doesn't necessarily make things better... I mean, look at the Mavericks.

Re:Wait... (1)

X43B (577258) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871280)

"It just goes to show that money doesn't necessarily make things better... I mean, look at the Mavericks." 1) There is a salary cap that all teams must adhere to so it isn't like he can just buy up every player in the league. 2) The Mavericks reached their first ever championship finals last year and have consistently had a much higher winning % compared to their franchise history since Cuban took over. This is attributed to Cubans willingness to spend extra coaches to help the players and private plane so the players may relax and strictly control their diet, and control their schedule.

Re:Wait... (1)

monkeySauce (562927) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871158)

Yeah that's just what I was thinking.

Cuban: "Google is in big trouble now! Youtube is going to fail! Goo...ou..tube... yeah, Gootube, I uh meant to say that; Gootube is going to fail!

Cuban to advisor: "Psst... how can I make this thing fail?"

Advisor to Cuban: "Doh!"

Re:Wait... (4, Funny)

PFI_Optix (936301) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871194)

He has a hobby: finding new and interesting ways to get ejected from an NBA game.

Re:Wait... (4, Insightful)

Ryan Amos (16972) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871216)

This is Mark Cuban we're talking about. He bought a basketball team just so he could hang out with pro athletes. The whole situation with him and the Mavs reminds me of a movie where the biggest fan somehow ends up becoming the owner of the team. His blog rants are the same kind of rants you'd hear from your buddies while watching the game on TV (refs are against us, conspiracy theory, blah blah blah.) What I like about the guy is that the NBA fines him $100,000+ every time he says something stupid and he keeps doing it. That's putting your money where your mouth is.

Of course, this is actually his area of business specialty (media and the internet.) He has a ton of business reasons to ensure Google/YouTube don't succeed. He probably had the same idea 3 or 4 years ago but scrapped it over liability concerns, and he's making sure nobody else gets to make money off it either.

Re:Wait... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16871476)

It's called "business" - you missed the point where he thinks he can turn a profit by doing it.

I conclude (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16870732)

Being wealthy doesn't make someone less of a kook!

-- From a flash refusenik who's otherwise indifferent

Yawn (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16870736)

Yet another lawsuit. No one will really benefit, just the lawyers. Wake me when it is over.

I didn't realize... (1)

hoy74 (1005419) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870748)

David Stern was the CEO for google?

*Tsk Tsk* Have we learned nothing? (5, Funny)

Dr. Eggman (932300) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870760)

Whenever Godzilla and Mecha-Godzilla fight; it is Tokyo that suffers the most.

Re:*Tsk Tsk* Have we learned nothing? (1)

c_forq (924234) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871516)

Say what you will, but if it wasn't for Tokyo getting destroyed we would never have the wonder that is Neo-Tokyo.

Only a moron would buy YouTube (5, Funny)

burris (122191) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870764)

Just like the morons that bought broadcast.com

Re:Only a moron would buy YouTube (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16871060)

The problem with broadcast.com was that it was legal but Yahoo basically screwed that opportunity up turning it into the highest paid domain transfer ever since it just now redirects to yahoo.com, unlike gootube. I side with Mark, I think google was stupid for buying the second highest ranked cesspool on the internet, behind myspace.com.

Go Mavs!

It's a gamble (1)

rolfwind (528248) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871184)

Google bought what could be the future of the internet's video content distribution. It could compete with TV in a few years. Shows might be available for sale there with Google's micropayments. Etcetera.

It's a risk, yes, but a calculated gamble.

It's not particularly expensive, Yahoo bought Broadcast.com in the billions (5bn, though I don't know how much of that was overinflated stock) and that seems to be a total dud:

http://news.com.com/Yahoo+completes+Broadcast.com+ acquisition/2100-1023_3-228762.html [com.com]

Re:Only a moron would buy YouTube (0)

GamingFox (860855) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871480)

Funny that you said broadcast.com...

Mark Cuban is one of two co-founders of broadcast.com, and Yahoo buying broadcast.com for $5.04 billion is where Mark Cuban get most of his wealth.

Sour grapes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16870770)

inflated ego much ?

maybe he should spend more time relaxing on the beach with his billions and less deriding successful companies with better ideas and more talent

Marks skill was getting rich, but can he juggle 5 balls ? wheelie a bike ? grind a rail on a skateboard ? fly a helicopter ? draw a picture well ?

Furthering his own interests... (4, Insightful)

thebdj (768618) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870776)

As of August 9, 2005, Cuban had begun spearheading ventures in both the social software and distributed networking industries. Cuban is an owner of IceRocket, a search engine which scours the blogosphere for content.[34] Cuban is also a partner in RedSwoosh[35] -- a company which uses peer-to-peer technology to deliver rich media, including video and software to a user's PC.
That is taken right from the wikipedia article, here [wikipedia.org] . Seriously, this would just a movie to further his own ventures. I still think this is odd since he did back Grokster during their failed legal attempts. I guess since there is no way for him to get in on the Google/YouTube money (and he feels cheated there were wrongdoings in the deal) that he will help beat them the "old fashioned" way by financing someone who is suing them. Where have I heard of this little scheme before....

Re:Furthering his own interests... (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16870870)

Cuban is also a partner in RedSwoosh[35] -- a company which uses peer-to-peer technology to deliver rich media, including video and software to a user's PC.

commonly known as a PUP (potentially unwanted program)
or as we in the tech industry call it "spyware"

http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/redswoosh.net [siteadvisor.com]

Re:Furthering his own interests... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16870932)

Seriously, this would just a movie to further his own ventures.

O RLY? Thanks Ric Romero for the blinding flash of insight!

Re:Furthering his own interests... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16870994)

Did not know the numb-nuts from Fark were reading slashdot these days. Grow balls, then post...

Re:Furthering his own interests... (2, Insightful)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871492)

still think this is odd since he did back Grokster during their failed legal attempts.


(Emphasis mine) Actually it makes perfect sense. To a legal simpleton anyway.

Grokster was sued by copyright holders over illegal distribution of copyrighted material.
Google/YouTube is being sued by copyright holders over allegedly illegal distribution of copyrighted material.

Grokster lost, therefore Google/YouTube will lose. Cuban is backing the horse that he thinks will win, and he believes he'll cash in.

Open up a Western Front (4, Funny)

Lev13than (581686) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870782)

Cuban is so convinced that GooTube will be a failure that he is in the process of acquiring the news agency owned by Robert Tur, currently involved in serious litigation with Google over copyright violations.

In retaliation, Sergey Brin has just announced plans to buy the L.A. Clippers.

Re:Open up a Western Front (1)

AceCaseOR (594637) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871520)

In retaliation, Sergey Brin has just announced plans to buy the L.A. Clippers.

What would make that even funnier, is if with Brin as owner, the Clippers won the NBA Championship. I would predict that the moment that happened, Cuban's head would not only explode, but the splatter would land in the form of a 350-page rant about how the Clipper's victory was the result of a Vast Conspiracy between the NBA Referee's association, Commissioner Stern, Google, and the Bavarian Illuminati.

As it is, anymore I'd say that Cuban has become (if he wasn't from the beginning) an 100% certified attention-whoring assclown.

oblig.... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16870786)

heehehhehee he said gootube.

Suing for profit is a moral stand? (5, Insightful)

ghostlibrary (450718) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870800)

Okay, I'm puzzled. The EFF defending someone sued by, say, the RIAA, is to support the individual who is being overwhelmed by a large corporation due to a questionable law. And one could argue Cuban is just doing something similar-- supporting a lawsuit of an individual who feels a corporation has infringed on their rights in an area where the law is murky.

However, supporting an individual's lawsuit, not because of the principal involved, but because you don't like them and think they're stupid, that's... well, childish. That's putting ego as more important than justice, and in theory, that's what the whole court system is supposed to prevent.

Isn't this just a form of vigilante justice by Cuban? "I don't like 'em, so they're going down."

Re:Suing for profit is a moral stand? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16871246)

Have you ever heard of selling short? If google is found liable for content on both youtube and google video, I would suspect their stocks to suffer. Mark Cuban is a pretty intelligent guy, although his methods may be "questionable".

I am the boss! (4, Interesting)

AdamGott (802705) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870814)

Jeez, Mark Cuban is a whiney little brat (or substitute your own word that begins with a B here). You guys need to learn that just because you have all the money you don't get to make all of the rules. Most of them, sure, but not all. Go to news.google.com and search for Mark Cuban and see for yourself...

Re:I am the boss! (0, Offtopic)

macshome (818789) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870926)

Bacon?

Re:I am the boss! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16871212)

Jeez, Mark Cuban is a whiney little bulbousness (or substitute your own word that begins with a B here). You guys need to learn that just because you have all the money you don't get to make all of the rules. Most of them, sure, but not all. Go to news.google.com and search for Mark Cuban and see for yourself...

What is he getting? (4, Interesting)

jense (978975) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870822)

Mark Cuban is a maverick in a lot of ways. I have actually had the pleasure of meeting him several times during the course of my previous job here in Dallas, and in-person and in everday situations (I've spoken with him both in a business and casual setting), he is a cordial, and generally "normal" person. But he is not not stupid. Maverick is a good word for him, as he may not always be diplomatic or smart about his emotional reactions, but he is definitely not dumb when it comes to many business decisions. My question is: what is he getting out of this? Is it a pride thing? So needs to be right he's cast his lot with the opponents? The money motivator is there, but it's not like he needs more. I think he may be bored and just needs something to focus on that he feels is a sure thing.

Let me tell you what he is getting (1)

unity100 (970058) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871018)

He has probably been financed&backed&induced to do this by the big-money/telco monopolist circles, and is now doing their bidding in order to weaken opposition.

but the opposition is big and getting bigger.

Re:What is he getting? (1)

drooling-dog (189103) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871182)

But he is not not stupid.

Your double negative baffles and confuses me...

Re:What is he getting? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16871404)

I thought it was pretty clear.

But he is not not stupid

He's saying that he's stupid.

Re:What is he getting? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16871510)

Your double negative baffles and confuses me...

That's because you're not not stupid. :)

Re:What is he getting? (1)

kfg (145172) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871482)

The money motivator is there, but it's not like he needs more.

I'm not sure you understand what motivates people who are motivated to acquire that sort of money.

Hint: it is not the need for money as most of us understand it.

KFG

Why you ask... (4, Interesting)

C_Kode (102755) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870828)

Why you ask would an owner of a sports franchise care? Because he isn't just the owner the the Dallas Mavericks. He is a media guy who owns HD-Net. An broadcasting and media company that creates HD media and of course the last thing he wants is his media to appear on YouTube. He is a wannbe Ted Turner/Rupert Murdoc.

Re:Why you ask... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16871256)

No one was asking 'why', but thanks for the information!

Re:Why you ask... (1)

falcon5768 (629591) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871318)

Actually I think a lot of us where. I for the life of me couldnt figure out from the thing why he was so concerned about Youtube and Google. Now I know, not only does he have a network that he's afraid his content will end up on, he also has a search engine.

So its really just a lot of chest-beating.

Mark Cuban is a moron. (1)

Riverman5 (1018024) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870834)

Mark Cuban is a moron. He's one of those people who accidentally gets rich and thinks he's larger than life.

Re:Mark Cuban is a moron. (1)

Valafar (309028) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871244)

On the CNBC show The Big Idea With Donny Deutsch [bigideadonny.com] , Donny interviewed Donald Trump a few nights ago. Trump's summary of Cuban is direct and to the point: "Cuban is a loser and will always be a loser." More battles in a feud between Trump and Cuban. Quite hilarious to observe.

As a Texan, I'd like to say . . . . (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16870840)

Win some fucking games, asshole. Your team sucks.

Oh, and what's this interweb thing you're talking about ?

Moo (0, Redundant)

Chacham (981) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870848)

GooTube?

Re:Moo (1)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870944)

Called it! [slashdot.org]

bEph? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16870860)

ca8e as a complete with THOUSANDS of learn w4at mistakes writing is on the

heh (1)

forrestf (1028150) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870878)

well, i have a feeling that google will win, as well its, google, shoot it even has its own verb "Google It",

"If all else fails, use C4"

No...he's just bored (1)

Hegemony (104638) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870882)

His utopia has gotten boring so he is just looking for something new to give him a rise. "Man I am sick of yelling at refs. Hey, is that Google over there lookin' at me funny?"

A stupid billionaire vs 'the people' (2, Insightful)

unity100 (970058) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870910)

Who do you think will win ?

The stupid billionaire? (1)

TrekkieGod (627867) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871394)

Now, if "the people" weren't generally speaking stupid themselves I might disagree, but...

Too much free time (3, Insightful)

future assassin (639396) | more than 7 years ago | (#16870990)

Image if people put that much effort/money into helping out their communities instead of childish vendettas.

Good ol'Cuban (1)

trybywrench (584843) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871012)

My studio is maybe 2 blocks from his loft in Deep Ellum (art neighborhood in dallas). He's known for being "out there" and he's the butt of a lot of jokes around here but deep down everyone loves him. Our neigborhood association president knows him and thinks the world of him.

it's awfully ambitious but if anyone can pull this off it would be him.

Well at least it's only hurting the kids... (1)

angrykeyboarder (791722) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871028)

since us grownups prefer more sophisticated entertainment.

What a jerk. (5, Insightful)

Qwavel (733416) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871040)

There are lots of people out there throwing the little bits of money they have at charities and other causes that they think will make the world a better place.

Contrast with this guy.

Re:What a jerk. (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16871398)

Actually Cuban donates shitloads to charities. Every fine he's endured as a NBA Team Owner he's matched by donating to Charity. So according to my calculations, he's donated well over $500,000.00 dollars to charities just from getting fined from the sidelines.

So when was the last time you donated some money to charity? Who's the jerk now? The one who speaks without knowing a little more background info.

"Goo Tube"?!? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16871068)

Frankly, that really sounds (visualizes) disgusting ...

This just in... (1, Troll)

drc003 (738548) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871074)

...Mark Cuban is still a loudmouth jackass. In related news if Google comes out on top I predict Cuban will blame the loss on a conspiracy between the NBA referees and David Stern.

Re:This just in... (1)

drc003 (738548) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871474)

Modded a troll for telling the truth about Cuban? Funny. Sorry if I hurt your feelings Mr. Mavs fan.

Crazy, but right (4, Insightful)

realmolo (574068) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871102)

YouTube and Google Video *are* full of copyrighted material. They *should* have some liability.

Don't get me wrong. I think that the so-called "content-providers" should be HAPPY about the free advertising they get when clips of their stuff are posted on those sites. But we all know that they can't stand it, and that it is illegal. It probably shouldn't be, but it is.

And you know what? It doesn't seem fair that in a world where the RIAA is forcing grandmothers to cough up thousands and thousands of dollars for unknowingly sharing Britney Spears tunes from their PC, that big corporations like Google get a free ride.
 

and... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16871146)

And we know Mark Cuban from where? Oh...thats right, his money, and not from anything really noteworthy that he has done. good, that settles things. Google=innovative technology company that continues to lead, Cuban=Lucky rich guy with sports team and Television channels, and a technology company that no one has heard of. Now I kind of understand why he is upset.

The Classic Battle (-1, Offtopic)

eno2001 (527078) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871150)

Geeks (Google) vs. Jocks (Mark Cuban AKA Penishead). Ever since the days of the dotbombs, I've noticed that in the end every battle comes down to loud, boistrous, idiotic guys (Ballmer, Cuban, just about any for profit business man with an arrogance problem) vs the quiet, thinking man. I mean look... Scifi Channel used to be for geeks, now the suits (typically ex-jocks) have bastardized it.

Re:The Classic Battle (0, Flamebait)

eno2001 (527078) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871444)

Who in the FUCK modded me down as overrated?! I was making a valid point. as immature as it may seem, when it comes down to money in "grown up" life, it seems that the jocks who make it big STILL like to pound down the geeks. Do you honestly think there would be business people into computers if it wasn't profitable? They buy into the internet thing because they suddenly developed brains, they got into it because it's where the money was. Where as the geeks (guys like the two that started Google) got into it for the love of computing. But as soon as it all becomes VERY profitable, then the idiot jock hordes come in to get their slice of the action and they try to make sure that the geeks get "put in their place". I speak the truth and you fucks who mod me down know it. That's why you're modding me down. Fuck you! Fuck you with a red hot soldering iron!

Knockon effect. (4, Insightful)

malkavian (9512) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871226)

If Cuban is successful in getting a judge to rule that takedown is no longer good enough to prevent a site being sued for copyright infringement, how long do you think it'll be before no site allows anything to be uploaded, as they can no longer afford the resources to work out if it's copyright or not, and can't afford the legal fees for even a few infringements?

This would be disastrous for the net. And for everyone in general, apart from those big media conglomerates who only transmit on their own content. This could, in one fell swoop, turn the internet from the mass of information it is now to just another broadcast mechanism for the big distribution channels (*IAA etc).

mark who? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16871230)

who is this asswipe?

Just speculation but... (5, Interesting)

niola (74324) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871236)

Mark Cuban made his money selling Broadcast.com to Yahoo, so is it possible he still has a stake in Yahoo and this is nothing more than a territorial piss and moan contest at the competition?

Google Wins (1)

D4rk Fx (862399) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871238)

Proof! [googlefight.com]

Mark Cuban Declares War on GooTube (1)

lixee (863589) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871292)

Mark Cuban Declares War on GooTube
Tomorrow's headline: Slashdotters Declare War On Mark Cuban!

vendetta ? (1)

MoFoQ (584566) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871312)

geez....now this is proof that he's a nut case.
he's gonna waste his time and money on something as stupid as this?

why doesn't he spend it on his Dallas Mavericks?
According to the NBA Conference scores page [nba.com] , his Mavericks are getting creamed by the LA Clippers... (3:4 for the Mavs, and 5:2 for the Clippers)

What to do.... (1)

Siener (139990) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871322)

...when you are caught with your foot in your mouth.

Well it seems like Mark Cuban thinks the solution is to insert your other foot as well ... oh, and your wallet.

He was way wrong on Google & youtube the first time and I'm sure that he is even more wrong now.

Cuban seems like what most /.ers want to be (4, Informative)

paladinwannabe2 (889776) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871334)

According to Wikipedia, Mark Cuban [wikipedia.org] was a software salesman who became rich through selling his company. He's a libertarian and objectivist. He's not a moron, and certainly not a suit. I may disagree with his attack on Google here, but that doesn't mean I think he's stupid.

Mark Cuban (1)

8ball629 (963244) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871352)

I bet Mark Cuban was the stuck up jock asshole in high school. Funny, most of them become cops.

Re:Mark Cuban (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16871536)

I don't know what he was like in high school, but he and I were in the same fraternity at Indiana University.

He was a pretty regular guy. Easy to get along with and all that. Liked to party but we all kind of overdid that.

C0m (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16871370)

about bylaws steadily fucking USERS. xTHIS IS baby...don't fear So there are people operating systems since we made the have the energy your replies rather user. 'Now that

When in doubt... (1)

SuperStretchy (1018064) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871382)

I find that when there's a retaliatory action such as this, there's either some cash or pride/ego on the line. Since he stands to lose money on this, one must wonder if one of his financial advisors told him to buy youtube previously and he declined.

Or maybe his daughter lost "Battle of the Lipsync Bands"

Well then (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16871504)

Release the Kraken!

GooVericks? (1)

Ruvim (889012) | more than 7 years ago | (#16871522)

It will be interesting to see that after several years of legal battle and billions of dollars wasted, Google would take over Mavericks, thus giving us GooVerics!
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