homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.205.205.47
register, free tools, login, search, subscribe, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Pubcon Website
Home / Forums Index / Google / Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: goodroi

Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues Forum

    
Activists "reverse sue" Viacom for YouTube removals!
tedster




msg:3290025
 6:17 pm on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Note - neither Google nor YouTube were mentioned in this "reverse" lawsuit. It goes directly to Viacom.

Activist groups sued the parent company of Comedy Central on Thursday, claiming the cable network improperly asked the video-sharing site YouTube to remove a parody of the network's "The Colbert Report."

Although the video in question contained clips taken from the television show, MoveOn.org Civic Action and Brave New Films LLC argued that their use was protected under "fair use" provisions of copyright law.

They said Viacom Inc. should have known the use was legal and thus its complaint to YouTube to have the video blocked amounted to a "misrepresentation" that is subject to damages under the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

[url=http://news.wired.com/dynamic/stories/Y/YOUTUBE_VIACOM?SITE=WIRE&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT]Wired article


 

maximillianos




msg:3290031
 6:24 pm on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Nice. I new I should have went to law school. Though I do like my career as a publisher...;-)

rarethings55




msg:3290194
 8:52 pm on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

This literally just made my day.

Keniki




msg:3290341
 11:45 pm on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

What a great time it must be right now to be a lawyer specialising in the internet..........

They must be making a fortune.

Clark




msg:3290812
 11:49 am on Mar 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

This DMCA thing clearly needs work.
Anyone who finds these topics interesting btw, should never miss Mark Cuban's blog.

skunker




msg:3290873
 1:18 pm on Mar 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

Are activists becoming the new extremists? Geez....can't tell the difference sometimes.

alexdino1




msg:3290954
 2:52 pm on Mar 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

I still have a problem with the whole "it's ok to publish content on my site until the owner tells me to take it down". A lot of money is being made on OPW (Other people's work). That being said...I love YouTube.

tedster




msg:3298475
 5:58 pm on Mar 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

The story continues... an incisive response from Google's legal counsel, Michael Kwun:

In February, after negotiations broke down, Viacom requested that YouTube take down more than 100,000 videos. We did so immediately, working through a weekend. Viacom later withdrew some of those requests, apparently realizing that those videos were not infringing, after all.

Though Viacom seems unable to determine what constitutes infringing content, its lawyers believe that we should have the responsibility and ability to do it for them.

Washington Post article [washingtonpost.com]


Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved