Safe Harbor Ruling Vacated In $1 Billion YouTube Copyright Case

Safe Harbor Ruling Vacated In $1 Billion YouTube Copyright Case

NEW YORK - A New York federal judge's determination that YouTube LLC is entitled to safe harbor immunity from copyright infringement claims was largely vacated April 5 by the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, which found that a reasonable jury could conclude that the video-sharing site had "actual knowledge or awareness of specific infringing activity" (Viacom International Inc. et al. v. YouTube Inc. et al., No. 10-3270, 2nd Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 6909).

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