Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Viacom and Google finally settle long running copyright lawsuit against YouTube

Google and Viacom jointly announced today that they have agreed to settle a seven year old lawsuit in which Viacom accused YouTube of allowing its users to upload copyrighted content like films and television shows. YouTube had twice before won in court after Viacom failed to prove it had knowledge of what its users were uploading. Judge Louis Stanton declared back in April of 2013 that, "The burden of showing that YouTube knew or was aware of the specific infringements of the works in suit cannot be shifted to YouTube to disprove."
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