Ahead of the Bell: Lawyers to argue YouTube suit – Trove

NEW YORK (AP) ā€” Viacom will try to persuade a federal appeals court Tuesday that Google should be liable for tens of thousands of pirated video clips appearing on its video site, YouTube.

A lower court in New York last year sided with Google Inc., saying that the company can’t be held responsible for the actions of its users under a 1998 copyright law. That law, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, protects online service providers as long as they promptly remove copyright-protected content after being notified of a violation.

via Ahead of the Bell: Lawyers to argue YouTube suit – Trove.

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