Viacom Claims YouTube Ruling Imperils Copyrights

Law360, New York (December 3, 2010, 7:27 PM EST) -- Viacom International Inc. fought back in appellate court Friday over a ruling that Google Inc. is not liable for infringement of Viacom programs on YouTube, contending in its opening brief that the decision would radically transform the nation's copyright system.

In a brief signed by former solicitor general Theodore B. Olson, Viacom argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that the district judge misconstrued Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which offers safe harbor for certain service providers of infringing...
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