YouTube has been granted summary judgement in the $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit filed against it by Viacom. “The court has decided that YouTube is protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement,” said Google’s VP and general counsel Kent Walker. Viacom filed the lawsuit claiming massive copyright infringement on the video site, which it said was happening with the full knowledge of YouTube’s staff. The company says it will appeal the ruling: “We believe that this ruling by the lower court is fundamentally flawed and contrary to the language of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the intent of Congress, and the views of the Supreme Court as expressed in its most recent decisions.” Source: Music Ally Blog
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