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YouTube, Viacom File New Motions in $1 Billion Copyright Suit

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Los Angeles
– The $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit pending from Viacom (NYSE:  VIA) against
Google’s (NASD:  GOOG) YouTube is ramping up, as both sides have submitted motions for
summary judgment to the court hearing the case, All Things D reported. Viacom
alleges that YouTube is violating its copyrights by allowing users to post
unlicensed content from its stable of TV networks, which includes MTV and
Comedy Central.

The company cited 63,000 clips from 3,000 of its copyrighted
works in its complaint.

For its part, YouTube argues that it should be
protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which shields
service providers from copyright infringement committed by users of their
services.

CNET obtained and published several of the sealed documents from the case,
available from a link below.

 

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(All Things D)

http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-10429617-261.html

2 COMMENTS

  1. For its part, YouTube argues that it should be protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which shields service providers from copyright infringement committed by users of their services.

    this is interesting

  2. Dear Viacom it’s now the 21st century ( in case you have not noticed) Your old business model to rape billions from consumers is over. Get over it. I hope your lawyers rape you in this lawsuit. You can sue Google over copyright infringement and you may win. But there just be something else that will take it”s place. Best if luck to you.
    PS why not spend all that money and figure out a new business model.
    Apple did it.
    Unless you do you will be dust.

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