Mark Cuban on YouTube

By Deane Barker on September 29, 2006

Only a ‘moron’ would buy YouTube, says Mark Cuban: This is kind of a wet blanket.

Billionaire investor and veteran Mark Cuban had harsh words for YouTube, the online site that lets people share video clips, saying only a “moron” would purchase the wildly popular start-up.

Cuban, co-founder of HDNet and owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, also said Thursday that YouTube would eventually be “sued into oblivion” because of copyright violations.

“They are just breaking the law,” Cuban told a group of advertisers in New York. “The only reason it hasn’t been sued yet is because there is nobody with big money to sue.”



  1. I figure Mark should know, he found one of the last morons when he sold for a zillion bucks. I think his copyright argument is a bit specious. It is nothing like Napster – that is just sensationalism. (Oh, yeah, this is Mark Cuban)

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