New York State Court Sides With Defendant On Issues Of DMCA Safe Harbor

NEW YORK - Finding "no indication" in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that Congress intended to limit the statute's safe harbor provision to works created post-1972, a New York justice on July 10 refused to dismiss a music streaming website's invocation of the safe harbor affirmative defense in response to common-law copyright infringement claims (UMG Recordings Inc. v. Escape Media Group Inc., No. 100152/2010, N.Y. Sup., New York Co.).

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