Studios, Hotfile Spar Over Meaning Of YouTube Ruling

Law360, New York (April 13, 2012, 7:57 PM EDT) -- File-sharing site Hotfile Corp. and the Hollywood studios accusing it of copyright infringement filed dueling briefs this week debating how the Second Circuit's recent YouTube decision will impact the case, with both sides saying the ruling supports their position.

In a notice of supplemental authority filed Wednesday, Disney Enterprises Inc. and the other studios claimed that by vacating a lower court's finding that Google Inc.'s YouTube is protected by the the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's safe harbor provision, the Second Circuit made legal points relevant to...
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