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Viacom Hires Theodore Olsen To Appeal YouTube Decision

Viacom has hired former Solicitor General Theodore Olson to appeal an unfavorable outcome in a billion dollar copyright infringement lawsuit that came down this June, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Viacom has hired former Solicitor General Theodore Olson to appeal an unfavorable outcome in a billion dollar copyright infringement lawsuit that came down this June, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

A federal district court in New York this June said that a 1998 digital copyright law shields YouTube from any liabilities that might result from infringing activities by third-parties on its platform.

Federal District Court Judge Louis Stanton sided with YouTube’s parent company Google, and agreed with its argument that YouTube is not liable either directly or indirectly because it’s protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s safe harbor provision.

The provision states that a service provider isn’t liable if it has no knowledge of the infringements occurring on its system, and additionally that it is shielded from liability once it acts quickly to remove the infringing material when it is aware of it.

Photo courtesy of David Shankbone.

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In Google v. Oracle, Supreme Court Hears Landmark Fair Use Case on Software Copyright

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Photo of Tom Goldstein from the Peabody Award used with permission

Viacom has hired former Solicitor General Theodore Olson to appeal an unfavorable outcome in a billion dollar copyright infringement lawsuit that came down this June, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

A federal district court in New York this June said that a 1998 digital copyright law shields YouTube from any liabilities that might result from infringing activities by third-parties on its platform.

Federal District Court Judge Louis Stanton sided with YouTube’s parent company Google, and agreed with its argument that YouTube is not liable either directly or indirectly because it’s protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s safe harbor provision.

The provision states that a service provider isn’t liable if it has no knowledge of the infringements occurring on its system, and additionally that it is shielded from liability once it acts quickly to remove the infringing material when it is aware of it.

Photo courtesy of David Shankbone.

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Fair Use is Essential But its Enforcement is Broken, Says Senate Intellectual Property Subcommittee

Elijah Labby

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Screenshot of Grammy-winning recording artist Yolanda Adams from the hearing

Viacom has hired former Solicitor General Theodore Olson to appeal an unfavorable outcome in a billion dollar copyright infringement lawsuit that came down this June, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

A federal district court in New York this June said that a 1998 digital copyright law shields YouTube from any liabilities that might result from infringing activities by third-parties on its platform.

Federal District Court Judge Louis Stanton sided with YouTube’s parent company Google, and agreed with its argument that YouTube is not liable either directly or indirectly because it’s protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s safe harbor provision.

The provision states that a service provider isn’t liable if it has no knowledge of the infringements occurring on its system, and additionally that it is shielded from liability once it acts quickly to remove the infringing material when it is aware of it.

Photo courtesy of David Shankbone.

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Digital Millennium Copyright Act Insufficient, Artists Testify in Senate Intellectual Property Subcommittee Hearing

Elijah Labby

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Photo of musician Don Henley in March 2017 by Michael Coghlan used with permission

Viacom has hired former Solicitor General Theodore Olson to appeal an unfavorable outcome in a billion dollar copyright infringement lawsuit that came down this June, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

A federal district court in New York this June said that a 1998 digital copyright law shields YouTube from any liabilities that might result from infringing activities by third-parties on its platform.

Federal District Court Judge Louis Stanton sided with YouTube’s parent company Google, and agreed with its argument that YouTube is not liable either directly or indirectly because it’s protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s safe harbor provision.

The provision states that a service provider isn’t liable if it has no knowledge of the infringements occurring on its system, and additionally that it is shielded from liability once it acts quickly to remove the infringing material when it is aware of it.

Photo courtesy of David Shankbone.

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