Big media videos play small role on YouTube, study finds

A Reuters article (republished by the Globe and Mail) discusses a study that confirms what many of us have been suggesting for a while: that non-infringing video content that is peer produced, user generated, or otherwise authorized by the copyright holders to be published account for the vast majority of videos on sites like YouTube.

In their rush to protect the legacy business models of the incumbent content industry, policy makers must become more aware of the diversity of cultural and other creativity represented by alternative business models (including non-market motivations).