YouTube Lawsuit Emerges In Grokster's Shadow

Law360, New York (July 19, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A potentially groundbreaking copyright case is taking shape in California, after popular online file-sharing service YouTube Inc. was sued by a news reporter who claims the copyright for his famous footage of the L.A. riots has been infringed.

The lawsuit, filed this week in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, is gaining attention as it prepares to test the boundaries of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

It’s also poised to add new legal flavor to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent “Grokster”...
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