Second Circuit Rekindles YouTube Copyright Infringement / DMCA Safe Harbor Case

Yesterday, the Second Circuit issued an opinion clarifying the contours of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's (DMCA) safe harbor for online service providers. 17 U.S.C. § 512(c) limits liability for copyright infringement that occurs "by reason of the storage at the direction of...

Ninth Circuit's View of the DMCA Safe Harbor for User-Generated Content

In Viacom Int'l, Inc. v. YouTube, Inc . [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the Second Circuit interpreted the safe harbor provisions of the DMCA that limit the liability of ISPs for storing infringing material at the direction of users. The decision adopts a broad interpretation...