Safe Harbor Protection For Online Service Providers

Law360, New York (August 12, 2010, 1:09 PM EDT) -- The interplay between copyright protection and those advocating the unfettered expression and distribution of content continues. In the latest, much-anticipated round, online service providers and advocates of wide distribution and expression of content prevailed. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York held that generalized knowledge of copyright infringement is insufficient to deny safe harbor protection to online service providers (such as YouTube) under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, with respect to those providers’ storage of user-provided content.[1] (See 17 U.S.C. § 512(c))....
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