In December 2011, Universal Music lost its lawsuit against video-sharing site Veoh for hosting videos that contained UMG content. The ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal that was seen as giving ISPs some wriggle room against the most exacting demands of copyright holders. In April this year, however, the US 2nd Circuit court revived Viacom’s long-standing lawsuit against YouTube, making an interpretation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that has now given 9th Circuit Court food for thought. It has ordered a briefing to consider the Veoh decision in light of the Viacom ruling, with the possibility that the Veoh case could be revived.


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