The gloves are off in YouTube wars

Let the games begin.

Just a couple of weeks ago, YouTube said it would , the group that has been responsible for much of the video network's success. Then yesterday MySpace, which estimates that it's responsible for up to 70 percent of the video site's traffic, said it is . And Google Video, we suspect, would like nothing better than to .

We've known for some time that video is a key to the future of social networking, whether it be for , or . The question has always been without running afoul of copyrights and other concerns.

Given that the "Ruthless Rupert" Murdoch is behind MySpace, we suspect that it'll be among the first . Frankly, with all of , we're surprised that it's taken this long for the gloves to come off.

Tech Culture
About the author

    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET


    Join the discussion

    Conversation powered by Livefyre

    Show Comments Hide Comments
    Latest Galleries from CNET
    Nissan gives new Murano bold style (pictures)
    Top great space moments in 2014 (pictures)
    This is it: The Audiophiliac's top in-ear headphones of 2014 (pictures)
    ZTE's wallet-friendly Grand X (pictures)
    Lenovo reprises clever design for the Yoga Tablet 2 (Pictures)
    Top-rated reviews of the week (pictures)