YouTube law fight ‘threatens net’

US – YouTube law fight ‘threatens net’: “(BBC)
A one billion dollar lawsuit against YouTube threatens internet freedom, according to its owner Google. Google’s claim follows Viacom’s move to sue the video sharing service for its inability to keep copyrighted material off its site. Viacom says it has identified 150,000 unauthorised clips on YouTube. In court documents Google’s lawyers say the action ‘threatens the way hundreds of millions of people legitimately exchange information’ over the web. They also maintained that YouTube had been faithful to the requirements of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act and that they responded properly to claims of infringement.”

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