Judge OKs Live Broadcast Claims In YouTube Suit

Law360, New York (July 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a proposed copyright infringement class action against YouTube Inc. and its parent Google Inc., a judge has dismissed statutory damage claims for foreign works that have not been registered with the U.S. Copyright Office unless the works are covered by a live broadcast exemption under the federal copyright law.

Judge Louis L. Stanton of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York also dismissed the plaintiffs claims for punitive damages in an order filed Tuesday.

The suit was filed in May 2007...
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