I am in the airport again on my way to the Midwest for an overnight trip. A news item that caught my eye today was about YouTube and Verizon Wireless working together to allow subscribers to watch videos from their mobile devices. There were rumors about this deal for a few weeks floating around the internet.
One wonders how much of the contract between Google (the parent company of YouTube) and Verizon centers around absolving Verizon of liability in case of lawsuits. Of course I am talking about copyright infringement. I suppose YouTube access from a wireless device will be considered an enhanced service by consumers and carriers. One wonders if VoIP providers will strike similar deals for their WiFi phones. It likely makes more sense for Google to offer this as a free service to consumers over WiFi.