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YouTube Wins Fight Against Viacom

By Baselinemag  |  Posted 2010-06-24 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 

YouTube claimed victory in fighting off Viacom's $1 billion lawsuit against the video-sharing Website for allegedly infringing on the media giant's copyrights. The New York district court hearing the case June 23 granted YouTube's motion for summary judgment. This essentially means U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton believes YouTube is protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement.

YouTube June 23 said it won its fight against Viacom for copyright infringement after the New York district court hearing the case granted YouTube's motion for summary judgment.

U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton believes YouTube is protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement. Viacom called Stanton's ruling "fundamentally flawed" and will try to have its grievances heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

While YouTube has won a victory, the war is not over. Viacom called Stanton's ruling "fundamentally flawed" and contrary to the DMCA, Congress and the Supreme Court. The company said it will try to have these issues heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit as soon as possible.


To read the original eWeek article, click here: YouTube Victorious in Fending Off Viacom $1B Copyright Lawsuit



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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