Video Maker's Copyright Suit Over UCLA Streaming Ejected

Law360, Los Angeles (October 5, 2011, 8:07 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge Monday dismissed a breach of contract suit alleging the University of California, Los Angeles, violated the copyrights of educational-video makers when it implemented a system for streaming videos online to students and faculty.

In a multipronged decision issued Monday, U.S. District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall ruled that “public performance” rights conveyed in UCLA’s contract with educational film distributor Ambrose Video Publishing Inc. gave the school the right to stream the licensed content online.

“Plaintiff’s basic argument is that streaming is not included...
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