View Full Version : Viacom loses copyright case to Google and YouTube

06-23-2010, 06:33 PM
Not really game related but still a major win. In whats been a wacky case and sure to be appealed. Google and YouTube won.
Many feel this ruling is the right one as Viacom was doing some sneaky stuff to start with to try and make YouTube look bad.

music videos Viacom employees covertly uploaded themselves (http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/18/youtube-viacom-would-demand-removal-of-videos-it-covertly-uploa/) and then demanded be removed

The Viacom copyright infringement case against Google and YouTube has been a long strange journey since it started, but it looks like the first major chapter is over: the federal court today ruled that Google falls under the "safe harbor" provision of the DMCA which protects service providers from liability for user content. Roughly, that means Google isn't liable for copyright infringement on YouTube in general: it can only be liable for infringing specific copyrighted works, and since YouTube pulls videos as soon as anyone complains, it can't get in trouble

06-23-2010, 08:43 PM
Hey nice i have been waiting for that case to end its probably one of the most interesting fights i have seen.