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Viacom takes a blow in YouTube copyright case

Original post made by Googlewatch on Jun 24, 2010

In Viacom's suit against the Google-owned YouTube video sharing Web site, a U.S. district judge has ruled that YouTube was not acting illegally by displaying copyrighted content unknowingly, such as Viacom's The Daily Show on Comedy Central.

Judge Louis Stanton in New York granted YouTube's motion to dismiss the case on June 23, saying that YouTube had safe harbor under existing law, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The law says YouTube is not responsible for policing its user-uploaded videos for copyrighted content, although YouTube is required to remove such content when notified.

Media giant Viacom plans to appeal the case.

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