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.
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.”
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.
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.
Viacom’s battle with YouTube is heating up again. In June, the company promised to appeal after it lost its battle with Google-owned ... read more
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.
As expected, when the legal documents were unsealed today in the YouTube-Viacom lawsuit, the charges and counter charges made for juicy reading. ... read more