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"Founded in 2005, YouTube is an online video hosting service that enables users to share their personal and original video clips across the Internet through websites, mobile devices, blogs and electronic mail. The service hosts hundreds of millions of video clips and its vast range of content includes forums for political candidates, reportings from remote war zones like Darfur, stand-up routines, drunken ramblings, backyard science projects to delivery room footage. YouTube has a global audience of tens of millions of people and is the number one video site on the Internet. Users upload new clips to YouTube's video hosting website every day."[1]


  1. Viacom Int'l, Inc. v. YouTube, Inc., 2009 WL 102808, at *1 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 14, 2009).

External resources[]

  • YouTube—Statistics & Facts, STATISTA (June 25, 2019) (full-text).