YouTube Fends Off Viacom Lawsuit

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 06-24-2010
YouTube June 23 said it won its fight against Viacom for copyright infringement after the New York district court hearing the case granted YouTube's motion for summary judgment. U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton believes YouTube is protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement. Viacom called Stanton's ruling "fundamentally flawed" and will try to have its grievances heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

The New York district court hearing the case June 23 granted YouTube's motion for summary judgment. This essentially means U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton believes YouTube is protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement.


To read the original eWeek article, click here: YouTube Victorious in Fending Off Viacom $1B Copyright Lawsuit