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Viacom loses case against YouTube

YouTube’s blog mentions that YouTube won the case against Viacom.

Today, the court granted our motion for summary judgment in Viacom’s lawsuit with YouTube. This means that the court has decided that YouTube is protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement. The decision follows established judicial consensus that online services like YouTube are protected when they work cooperatively with copyright holders to help them manage their rights online.

This means that Viacom has lost its long-running $1bn lawsuit against Google, owner of YouTube. The ruling may be seen as a blow to media companies, which now hold the burden of policing the internet as said by legal experts, but on the other side of the fence, it was a huge win for the internet and the people who like to share their videos

Google can now operate YouTube without fear of being sued, as long as they make sure to remove copyright violations when requested to. This is basically reinforces what the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) was created to do.

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