Exhibit 1: Silvio Berlusconi “attack” questioned in conspiracy video on YouTube, a Google brand
Exhibit 2: Berlusconi, prime minister of Italy and owner / controller of a majority of TV and print media is on a mission to control or at least curb Google’s power in the media world according to Time magazine.
Exhibit 3: Italian court convicts 3 Google executives on privacy laws because somebody posted a video on YouTube of an autistic teenager being bullied.
The case is being appealed, but this spells big trouble for brands that allow / enable public posting of video and image content. Not just Google, Facebook, Flickr, etc., but ALL interesting brands.