YouTube Moves Again To Nix $1B Viacom Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (April 2, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT) -- A year after the Second Circuit reopened Viacom International Inc.'s $1 billion copyright lawsuit against Google Inc.'s YouTube, the ubiquitous video hosting site asked a New York federal judge on Friday to kill the case once more.

The appeals court breathed new life into the case in April 2012, when it ruled that YouTube hadn't sufficiently shown it qualified for the so-called safe harbor provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which protects an unwitting website from liability based on its users' infringement.

At the time,...
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