Thursday, June 24, 2010

A victory for the Internet

Yesterday a federal district judge granted summary judgment to YouTube in the copyright lawsuit filed by Viacom.  The suit was based on assertions by Viacom that YouTube was violating Viacom's copyrights by allowing Viacom shows to be uploaded to the YouTube site.

The judge ruled entirely in favor of YouTube, finding that there was no need for a trial and that YouTube had fully complied with all applicable copyright laws, including the Digital Millenium Copyright Act.

I can't comment on the details of the lawsuit, but everyone interested in this issue would be well served by reading the judge's decision, found here.

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