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YouTube wins copyright infringement case filed by Viacom

Google-owned video networking site YouTube has won the copyright infringement case filed by Viacom. In 2007, Viacom sued YouTube for $1 billion because the video site was apparently hosting copyright infringing videos that included content from Viacom.

Google-owned video networking site YouTube has won the copyright infringement case filed by Viacom. In 2007, Viacom sued YouTube for $1 billion because the video site was apparently hosting copyright infringing videos that included content from Viacom. According to Google, the court ruling follows established judicial consensus that online services like YouTube are protected when they work cooperatively with copyright holders to help them manage their rights online.

“This is an important victory not just for us, but also for the billions of people around the world who use the web to communicate and share experiences with each other. We are excited about this decision and look forward to renewing our focus on supporting the incredible variety of ideas and expression that billions of people post and watch on YouTube every day around the world,” Kent Walker, vice president and general counsel, Google, has said. [via Google OS]

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