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Another Reason to Worry about Google Buying YouTube: Le Tigre - "The Empty"

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When Google bought YouTube yesterday, the sound you heard was every copyright lawyer in Hollywood cracking his fingers, because the beautiful success of YouTube was its wealth of copywritten material.

Now that deep-pockets Google is the new owner, what would keep Lindsay, Avril, and Ashlee's lawyers from suing Google for having a pirated video like this one on the air? And the sad thing is, as talented as Le Tigre is, they now could never make a video like this one because they'd have to pay all the celebs to use their images.

LAist predicts that this time next year YouTube will be a pleasant memory and nothing at all like we now know it to be.