Digital Video Forums

Go Back   Digital Video Forums > General > Latest News

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 24 Jun 2010, 01:50 PM   #1
Administrator
 
admin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 8,413
Default Viacom Lawsuit Against YouTube Thrown Out Of Court!

Today marks an important day for the Internet. US District Court Judge Louis Stanton has thrown out Viacom's copyright infringement case against Google owned YouTube today, with some critics calling it a victory for the Internet.

Judge Stanton threw out the case because he believed YouTube was protected by safe harbor provisions in the US DMCA, and in his 30-page ruling clearly stated why Viacom's claim for "massive copyright infringement" had not merit.

This follows an earlier decision involving another video sharing website, Veoh, in which the judge in that case also found in favour of the Internet website.

Google general counsel Kent Walker had to this say in a public blog post: "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."

Viacom has vowed to appeal the decision.

More:

http://www.theage.com.au/technology/...0624-z0da.html
__________________
Visit Digital Digest and dvdloc8.com, My Blog
admin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 Jun 2010, 12:04 PM   #2
Lord of Digital Video
Lord of Digital Video
 
dr_ml422's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: New York City.
Posts: 1,903
Default

Wow! Looks like Google is not only making enemies on all sides but many friends as well! You did mention this as their game plan and objective. Great for them on this one and better for all of us net users. This playing all sides against the middle has worked tremendously in their favor to the present day. They even came out w/a better Droid cell phone if in fact it's Google that's behind this. Correct me if I'm wrong. Just saw the coverage on Yahoo and how it's giving the i4 phone by Apple a very strong competitive hit.
__________________
SAMSUNG SH-S203B, SAMSUNG SH-S223F,

Take the suggestions and follow the directions. The results will speak for themselves.



Google is definitely our friend.
dr_ml422 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 Jun 2010, 12:38 PM   #3
NOT an online superstore
 
drfsupercenter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 4,424
Default

Yep, I have the Motorola Droid, I've loved that thing, it's way better than the iPhone... and still better than the iPhone 4
__________________
CYA Later:

d̃ŗf̉śŭp̣ễr̀šŰǹt̉ếř
Visit my website!!

Cool Characters Make your text cool
My DVD Collection
drfsupercenter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 Jun 2010, 12:49 PM   #4
Lord of Digital Video
Lord of Digital Video
 
dr_ml422's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: New York City.
Posts: 1,903
Default

Funny Google used Motorola and others to sample their apps.. They made enemies w/all these guys. Now they come out w/their own phones and Motorola etc... gets in on it w/them. Money sure does talk, and Google is making a lot of people listen and not listen as well. Business as usual. Never personal.
dr_ml422 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 Jun 2010, 04:24 PM   #5
Administrator
 
admin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 8,413
Default

Speaking of the iPhone:

admin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 Jul 2010, 03:37 PM   #6
Administrator
 
admin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 8,413
Default

Google spent $100m in defending the $1b Viacom lawsuit that never even went to trial, Google's CFO Patrick Pichette revealed. It's unknown how much Viacom spent for its part of the lawsuit.

More:

http://techcrunch.com/2010/07/15/goo...llion-lawsuit/
admin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 Jul 2010, 09:32 AM   #7
Lord of Digital Video
Lord of Digital Video
 
dr_ml422's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: New York City.
Posts: 1,903
Default

I wonder if there was even a remote chance that anything uploaded/downloaded reached even that. Like you said a small victory for the Net in general, though a cost to the participants which to them is a drop in the bucket.

100 million is 100 million though.
dr_ml422 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Viacom Secretly Uploaded Video Clips To YouTube admin Latest News 1 24 Mar 2010 01:55 PM
Viacom vs Google, YouTube Case To Move Ahead admin Latest News 0 5 Mar 2010 06:41 PM
RealDVD movie copying lawsuit goes to court on Friday admin Latest News 0 24 Apr 2009 06:40 PM
YouTube Users Vent Anger In Anti-Viacom Videos admin Latest News 3 16 Jul 2008 11:36 PM
Google must give YouTube user details to Viacom admin Latest News 2 4 Jul 2008 03:58 PM



All times are GMT +10. The time now is 07:42 AM.

Kirsch designed by Andrew & Austin


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright © 1999 - 2011 Digital Digest

Visit DivXLand   Visit dvdloc8.com