YouTube Can't Hide Behind Copyright Act: Attorney

Law360, New York (May 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Digital Millennium Copyright Act provides needed protections for Internet services that inadvertently infringe copyrights, but it does not shield moneymaking services such as YouTube Inc., an attorney in the class action against Google Inc. said on Wednesday.

“[The DMCA] says that if you are a passive Internet service provider, you do get some protection,” said Louis Solomon, a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP who represents several plaintiffs in the lawsuit. “That applies if you don't control the content on your site, you don't directly benefit...
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