YouTube Rips Soccer League In 2nd Circ. Copyright Case

Law360, New York (August 19, 2013, 7:58 PM EDT) -- Google Inc.'s YouTube urged the Second Circuit on Thursday to bar England's top soccer league and others from filing an amicus brief in Viacom International Inc.'s $1 billion copyright appeal, blasting the brief as an end-run around appellate procedure.

Viacom is currently appealing an April ruling that said YouTube is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's safe-harbor provision and couldn't be held liable for hosting unauthorized clips from Viacom shows. Earlier this month, the Football Association Premier League Ltd. and other copyright holders asked to lodge...
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