Case Study: UMG V. Veoh

Law360, New York (March 1, 2012, 5:46 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld summary judgment and a Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal in favor of a copyright infringement defendant and online service provider, Veoh Networks Inc. UMG Recordings Inc. v. Shelter Capital Partners LLC (Case No. 09-55902); UMG Recordings Inc. v. Veoh Networks Inc. (Case Nos. 09-56777, 10-55732) (9th Cir. Dec. 20, 2011).

Veoh operates a website ( where users upload and share their own digital videos. Some of Veoh’s users include major entertainment industry companies, but not UMG Recordings Inc. When certain...
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