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  1. Another Loss for Viacom in Endless YouTube Copyright Legal Battle

    The court today reaffirmed an established judicial consensus that the DMCA protects web platforms like Youtube that work with rightsholders and take appropriate steps to remove user-generated content that rightsholders notify them is infringing.

  2. YouTube-Viacom Copyright Lawsuit Resurrected by Appeals Court Ruling

    Judge Jose Cabranes reversed an earlier decision that had protected YouTube from damage claims under the safe harbour provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). YouTube may have been aware of infringements prior to takedown...

  3. SOPA Explained: Why It’s Bad for the Web & How to #StopSOPA

    Ambiguity in the definitions of domestic vs.foreign sites and “facilitates or enables”, to the extent that even sites compliant with DMCA safe harbor provisions may still be vulnerable. Private right of action that may enable entities to bypass the...

  4. Viacom Hires High-Profile Lawyer to Battle YouTube on Copyright

    In June, the company promised to appeal after it lost its battle with Google-owned YouTube when a judge decided that the video-sharing was protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright...

  5. YouTube Wins Case Against Viacom

    This means that the court has decided that YouTube is protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement. Sam Diaz of ZDNet points out, "the YouTube case actually proves that 'the...

  6. How the Wal-mart Grinch Stole Black Friday Link Love

    The blog post, "Walmart Sends DMCA Notice to SearchAllDeals, TechCrunch" on Search Engine Watch's Blog was extremely interesting on several levels. First, I had no idea what a DMCA was. YouTube/Google is using the DMCA to try to protect themselves...

  7. Google Fights Back in Viacom/YouTube Copyright Suit

    Google and YouTube respect the importance of intellectual property rights, and not only comply with their safe harbor obligations under the DMCA, but go well above and beyond what the law requires. Viacom, in turn, said, "This response ignores the...

  8. Google Embroiled In Scientology Debate

    DMCA Safe Harbor Provisions http://www.chillingeffects.org/dmca512/ Nevertheless, the potential for the DMCA to be abused is real. Making a DMCA complaint is easy and needn't involve a lawyer. One solution to all this would be to drop the portion...