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
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...