Viacom Loses To YouTube in DMCA case

Here is a case where cooler heads have prevailed around a nasty DMCA issue  At issue, whether or not YouTube (and by extension Google) has to prevent people from uploading copyrighted material to its site, or does a speedy removal of said material (once YouTube is notified) satisfy the guidelines of the DMCA?

The ruling here clearly says actions speak louder than words. When notified of violations, YouTube removed the illegal content.  Case closed.

The ruling preserves the right of content owners to protect their works as well as the obligation of content consolidators like YouTube to be responsive to DMCA violations.  In this way, both sides win (and lose).

Viacom Loses To YouTube In Landmark Copyright Case.


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