Friday, December 3, 2010

Viacom Sues YouTube Again for Copyright Infringement

Viacom Sues YouTube Again for Copyright InfringementBut on Friday, Viacom appeals a ruling to a court again against YouTube. The media conglomerate contends that its video copyright is infringing by YouTube and asks for more than one billion U.S. dollars in compensation.

Back to June this year, Viacom believed that YouTube turned a blind eye to the infringing content. These infringing content, including thousands of Viacom's MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon video were posted by Viacom's users, and YouTube failed to remove them. But the judge finally ruled that YouTube was innocent as YouTube had removed all the infringing content as soon as it received the infringement notice.

This time, Viacom has collected one hundred thousand alleged infringing videos and submits them to the court. What's more, Viacom declares that YouTube has a system that can identify pirated video content when the pirated video is being uploading, which suggests that YouTube has the ability to reject illegal content.
Still, the court judges that YouTube needn't to take any responsibility as YouTube had removed those infringing content the next day.

Viacom also claims that YouTube has developed into the largest video site through the illegal use of copyrighted video clips.

At present, about 24 hours video content is uploaded to YouTube per minute.

Google thinks that the the original judgement will be upheld.

Off topic: YouTube users can use Leawo Free YouTube Downloader to download Flash videos from YouTube and any other websites. It is free.

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