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---- Google Denies Viacom Copyright Charges
RonPK - 10:08 am on May 2, 2007 (gmt 0)
YouTube [..] is protected from charges of copyright violation under the Hosting Safe Harbor of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Kwun said. Under the provision, service providers that host other people's content are "safe" from liability if they quickly remove material a content owner alleges infringes on their copyright.
The thing is that no matter how quickly YouTube removes popular but infringing material, someone else will be uploading a fresh copy. It will be interesting to see what a judge thinks about that.