Soapbox vs. YouTube: Who Is The Copyright King?
On the Google side of the line is the reigning king of video sharing services, YouTube. In Microsoft's corner is the up and coming Soapbox. Both services have a few unique twists, but at the end of the day they're just different takes on the same concept. Microsoft and Google aren't the only two players present, however.
In fact, there are numerous sites following the 'me too' business model, but at the moment they don't seem to be a major threat to either of the major players. The real threat is coming from copyright infringement and the subsequent litigation. Microsoft seems to be sidestepping this problem, or so they say:
What are reasonable compliance guidelines in your view? Is there any way to control the spread of illicit material, while simultaneously allowing users enough freedom to express themselves in a timely fashion?