How Capitol Records V. Vimeo Shapes The Content Stream

Law360, New York (October 11, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT) -- With the continuous rise in popularity of user-generated content, social media platforms, including streaming content and media-sharing services, increasingly face the threat and actuality of copyright litigation by content owners — most notably the record and motion picture industries. This litigation often alleges secondary liability, claiming that the service provider either contributed to an infringement committed by a user of its service, or knew about the infringement and financially benefitted from it. In 1998, Congress enacted the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which includes powerful safe harbors...
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