Viacom lost its $1 billion lawsuit against Google and
YouTube for alleged copyright infringement when a judge granted summary
judgment. YouTube's defense was that it used the "safe harbor"
protection of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) where YouTube would
NEW YORK - (Mealey's) A "general awareness"
of infringing activity on its Web site is not sufficient to find YouTube Inc.
guilty of any copyright infringement claims, a New York federal judge ruled
June 23, granting the online video-sharing service's motion for summary
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...
Case: The Football Association Premier League Ltd., et al. v. YouTube Inc., et al., No. 10-3342, 2nd Cir.; See August 2009, Page 11.
Full story and appellants' brief on lexis.com . On appeal from Viacom Int'l, Inc. v. YouTube, Inc., 718 F. Supp. 2d 514 (S.D.N.Y. 2010) .
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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...