YouTube Ruling Makes Copyright Safe Harbor Harder To Find

Law360, New York (April 6, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Copyright owners are welcoming the Second Circuit's decision to vacate a ruling in favor of Google Inc.'s YouTube in Viacom International Inc.'s infringement suit, which will make it tougher for Internet service providers to avail themselves of legal safe harbors in copyright law, attorneys say.

The Second Circuit On Thursday held that the lower court erred in granting YouTube summary judgment that it is entitled to protection from infringement liability under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's safe harbor provision, remanding the case for reconsideration of several...
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