Class Cert. Denied In YouTube Copyright Infringement Case

Law360, New York (May 16, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday denied certification to a proposed class of copyright holders who sued Google Inc.'s YouTube for infringement, calling the case a "Frankenstein monster posing as a class action.”

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton comes on the heels of his decision last month in Viacom International Inc.'s parallel lawsuit that found YouTube qualified for the so-called safe harbor provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which protects an unwitting website from liability based on its users' infringement....
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