Tag Archives: Copyright infringement

Viacom v. YouTube Postscript–Copyright Infringement, Social Media and the Blurred Lines of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s Safe Harbors

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Bloomberg Law Reports ®. It is republished with permission. By Fernando A. Bohorquez Jr. and David M. McMillan, BakerHostetler More than a year after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s seminal opinion in Viacom v. YouTube, the contours of copyright infringement liability in the social … Continue Reading

Lessons Learned from the Second Circuit’s Reinstatement of Copyright Suit Against YouTube

The Social Media revolution is built on two legal foundations – the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) which generally protects websites that host user generated content from copyright claims, and the Communications Decency Act, which generally protects such websites from claims based on the publication of defamatory or other illegal content. The Second Circuit sent … Continue Reading