Reevaluating Copyright In The YouTube Age

Law360, New York (March 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On March 13, 2007, Viacom became the first major media company to file suit against YouTube and its parent, Google, for alleged copyright infringement arising from the uploading of Viacom programming onto YouTube’s popular online video collection site. The case may help clarify what protections are afforded to online service providers under U.S. Copyright law.

Currently, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) contains safe harbor provisions which shield online service providers from liability for infringing material which appears on their Web sites or is stored on...
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