9th Circ. Nixes YouTube Appeal In Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (April 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has denied as moot YouTube Inc.'s appeal of the dismissal of a copyright infringement suit filed against the Internet video giant by a journalist who chose to drop his individual suit and join a class action.

The October 2007 dismissal was affirmed Tuesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which also said YouTube's concurrent appeal of the district court's denial of summary judgment in the case is moot.

"[I]t is enough to conclude that when the case on...
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