Viacom V. YouTube Provides Some Insight Into DMCA

Law360, New York (May 9, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT) -- On April 18, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted YouTube’s renewed motion for summary judgment in Viacom v. YouTube. The court found that YouTube was protected under the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.[1] This decision — issued after a remand from the Second Circuit — gives new insight into how federal courts will apply the DMCA’s Section 512(c) safe harbor provisions to online service providers (such as YouTube) whose websites contain user-generated content that may...
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