Court Dismisses Viacom's $1 Billion Copyright Claims Against YouTube

Court reaffirms that copyright owners bear the burden of protecting their material under the DMCA "Safe Harbor" Act. On June 23, 2010 , the court for the Southern District of New York ruled in favor of YouTube by dismissing Viacom's claims for copyright infringement. Viacom claimed...

Court Dismisses Viacom's $1 Billion Copyright Claims Against YouTube

In June 2010, the court for the Southern Dist. of NY ruled in favor of YouTube by dismissing Viacom's claims for copyright infringement. The court held that general knowledge was not enough to bar YouTube from protection under the DMCA safe harbor provision. It found the burden of protecting...

Don't Guess: The DMCA Provides a Road Map for Safe Handling of Copyright Claims

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides safety from copyright claims for a website operator or host who takes down content on a website that it did not generate or for businesses giving access to others. The safety, however, is only available if those business meet the requirements and follow...