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Another Loss for Viacom in Endless YouTube Copyright Legal Battle

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A U.S. district court judge has confirmed, once again, that YouTube operates within the rules of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and is protected by safe harbor. The court said YouTube could only be held liable for material it knew existed. A U.S. district court judge has confirmed, once again, that YouTube operates within the rules of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and is protected by safe harbor. The court said YouTube could only be held liable for material it knew existed. 0 Comments

Google Not Responsible for Policing YouTube Content: French Court

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Court rules Google has no obligation to “police (YouTube) content before it is put online as long as it informs users that posting television shows, music videos, concerts or advertisements without prior consent of the owner is not allowed.” Court rules Google has no obligation to “police (YouTube) content before it is put online as long as it informs users that posting television shows, music videos, concerts or advertisements without prior consent of the owner is not allowed.” 0 Comments

YouTube-Viacom Copyright Lawsuit Resurrected by Appeals Court Ruling

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U.S. Court of Appeals reverses an earlier decision that protected YouTube from damage claims under the safe harbour provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The ruling means another courtroom battle between Viacom and Google. U.S. Court of Appeals reverses an earlier decision that protected YouTube from damage claims under the safe harbour provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The ruling means another courtroom battle between Viacom and Google. 0 Comments

YouTube Makes a Deal with Music Publishers

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Google has finally reached a deal with a group of music publishers who filed a class-action lawsuit in 2007. The arrangement allows songwriters and music publishers to receive royalties from Google for songs used by YouTube users in videos. Google has finally reached a deal with a group of music publishers who filed a class-action lawsuit in 2007. The arrangement allows songwriters and music publishers to receive royalties from Google for songs used by YouTube users in videos. 0 Comments

YouTube Wins Case Against Viacom

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A judge granted Google's motion for summary judgment in Viacom's lawsuit with YouTube. The court has decided that YouTube is protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement. A judge granted Google's motion for summary judgment in Viacom's lawsuit with YouTube. The court has decided that YouTube is protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement. 0 Comments