Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
China Starts Anti-monopoly Investigation For Microsoft
Apple's MacBook Pros Now Come With Faster processors And More Memory
Rhapsody Now Has 2 million Subscribers
LG Starts Selling Its 105-Inch Curved UHDTV
Motorola Said To Make Google's Next Phablet
Apple-Beats Deal Cleared By Europe
New Ultrastar SAS Solid-state Drives Offer Up To 1.6TB Capacities
PNY Releases Coin Sized Micro M2 Flash Drive
Active Discussions
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > General Computing > Court G...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, April 05, 2012
Court Gives New Life To Viacom-YouTube Copyright Case


A U.S. appeals court has revived lawsuits by Viacom the English Premier League, and other film studios and TV networks accusing Google of allowing copyrighted videos on YouTube.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday reversed a June 2010 lower court decision in favor of YouTube. The lower court judge had ruled that YouTube was protected from copyright infringement claims, and the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

In the Court Of Appeals, Judge Jose Cabranes concluded that "a reasonable jury could find that YouTube had actual knowledge or awareness of specific infringing activity on its website."

Lawyers have been debated whether the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act shields a company like YouTube from broad copyright claims.

The appeals decision pertained to several lawsuits filed against YouTube. Viacom claimed Youtube committed "rampant copyright infringement" and others in which The Football Association Premier League Ltd. and various film studios and music publishers joined to challenge YouTube's practices. "We are pleased with the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals. The Court delivered a definitive, common sense message - intentionally ignoring theft is not protected by the law," VIAcom said in a statement. The full text of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision is available here.

Despite their legal battles, Viacom and Youtube on Wednesday announced a partnership to offer online rentals of Paramount films. Viacom is the parent company of Paramount Pictures Corporation.


Previous
Next
Smartphones, HDTVs Are the Most Planned CE Purchases This Year        All News        Intel Chips TO Power In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems In Nissan Cars
Google's Larry Page Focuses on Long Term Bets     General Computing News      Intel Chips TO Power In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems In Nissan Cars

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
YouTube To Fund Hollywood Content Creation: report
Youtube Rates ISP's Video Atreaming Quality
EU May Probe Google Over Youtube's Dominance
Youtube Is Adding 60fps Video Support, Other Features
YouTube to Launch Music Service
YouTube Access to be Restored In Turkey
Youtube Offers ISP Video Performance Reports
Google Considers Buying Streaming-video site Twitch
Turkey Attempts To Block Access To Youtube
Viacom and Google Resolve Copyright Lawsuit
Trade Your Used Video Games At Walmart
YouTube "Trusted Flaggers" To Police Videos

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .