Court decides: YouTube smashes Viacom in the gonads

Back in March we analyzed how Viacom’s lawsuit against video content giant YouTube was bound to fail.

Sure enough, the court has adjourned and the decision is pro-YouTube: the Google company “… is protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement…”

What this means: YouTube cannot be held liable when you post your favorite World Cup 2010 videos on YouTube, although they will remove them as soon as they are aware of it.

More information at the official Google Blog.

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