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Youtube keeps the bonfire...claiming another victim-(the Powers that Be probably involved again)

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#61 bart


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Posted 13 August 2010 - 12:04 PM

The NY Times on June 23 reported that U.S. district court had sided with Google (owner of YouTube) in a suit filed by Viacom (Paramount Pictures and the MTV, Nikelodeon, Comedy Central cable networks.).

In a major victory for Google in its battle with media companies, a federal judge in New York on Wednesday threw out Viacom’s $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit against Google’s YouTube, the No. 1 Internet video-sharing site.

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The judge granted Google’s motion for summary judgment, saying the company was shielded from Viacom’s copyright claims by “safe harbor” provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Those provisions generally protect a Web site from liability for copyrighted material uploaded by its users as long as the operator of the site takes down the material when notified by its rightful owner that it was uploaded without permission.

Viacom, which sued Google in 2007 and accused it of copyright infringement after tens of thousands of Viacom videos were uploaded to the site, had argued that Google was not entitled to those protections because it had deliberately turned a blind eye and profited from rampant piracy on YouTube. But Judge Louis L. Stanton of United States District Court for the Southern District of New York sided with Google, saying that while the company certainly knew that copyrighted material had been uploaded to its site, it did not know which clips had been uploaded with permission and which had not.


Today, Viacom filed an appeal against this decision.

#62 Nanarina


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Posted 14 August 2010 - 03:38 PM

:crying: Summer 2010, and yet again lots of Clips have been removed from YouTube, I found it beyond belief as they are all marked removed because of copyright infringement. Many of Aurelie Dupont, including the new Documentary by Cedric Klapish, apparently this by a complaint from the distributor. (MK?)There are quite a lot involved in this. I cannot understand why these companies or people do not get it.... they actually help promote the DVD's. Which means that no doubt far more people are likely to see what is going to be available than the original sources of trailers and general advertising.

#63 innopac


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Posted 14 August 2010 - 04:04 PM

In the article Bart mentioned it sounds as if the removal can now be partially automated with a content ID system...

"Since its filing, though, those tensions have eased substantially, as YouTube has set up an automated system to detect and block infringing videos and has signed revenue-sharing agreements with more than a thousand media companies."

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