YouTube Responds To Infringement Charges

Law360, New York (July 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- YouTube Inc. and parent company Google Inc. on Monday responded to class action charges that the popular online video-sharing Web site does not take sufficient steps to prevent the posting of copyrighted material, denying that they have violated the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Congress “chose to immunize these services [such as YouTube] from copyright liability provided they are properly responsive to notices of alleged infringement from content owners,” YouTube said in its answer to the class action complaint on Monday.

“YouTube fulfills Congress’ vision for...
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