Professors Side With YouTube In $1B Viacom Copyright Case

Law360, Los Angeles (November 4, 2013, 10:21 PM EST) -- A group of professors who teach copyright law on Friday filed an amicus brief asking the Second Circuit to find that Viacom International Inc. is disrupting the balance struck by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act with its $1 billion suit against Google Inc.’s YouTube.

The DMCA struck a tenuous and difficult balance between the makers and owners of creative works, the Internet users who want to view them, and the online service providers who make that possible, the professors argued.

The law, as forged by Congress...
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