Viacom V. YouTube — DMCA Implications

Law360, New York (May 1, 2012, 4:03 PM EDT) -- On April 5, 2012, the Second Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in Viacom International Inc., et al v. YouTube, one of the most closely watched cases in the ongoing legal struggle between advocates for copyright protection and those advocating for broadened expression and dissemination of content.[1]

While YouTube and the online service provider community prevailed on summary judgment in the district court, the Second Circuit’s decision revives Viacom’s lawsuit and is a victory for those who advocate stronger content protection and limitations on the safe harbor...
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