Microsoft, Sting Take Sides In $1B YouTube Suit

Law360, New York (December 13, 2010, 5:55 PM EST) -- Heavyweights including Microsoft Corp., The Washington Post Co. and singer Sting have sided against Google Inc. in its $1 billion copyright battle with Viacom International Inc. over whether a legal safe harbor shields YouTube from allegations of copyright infringement.

The companies stood behind Viacom in separate amicus briefs filed before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Friday.

Dozens of companies, organizations and individuals backed Viacom's contention that YouTube should be punished for knowingly allowing copyright infringement, including Electronic Arts Inc., the National...
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