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...
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...
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...