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Court again nixes Viacom $1B suit against YouTube

NEW YORK For the second time in three years, a federal judge has dismissed Viacom's $1 billion copyright lawsuit against YouTube, saying the online video site doesn't have to police itself as long as it removes infringing videos when copyright owners give notice.

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Appeals court upholds ruling in favor of Veoh and against Universal Music Group

LOS ANGELES A California appeals court has upheld a ruling that says user-generated video site Veoh is entitled to safe harbor from monetary damages in a copyright infringement case brought by Universal Music Group. Judge Raymond Fisher said in a decision filed Tuesday that Universal could not put the burden of finding and deleting copyright-infringing material on Veoh. Read full article >>

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Viewers to see a new YouTube

YouTube on Thursday launched the most extensive changes to its appearance, organization and function in its six-year history, as the Internet’s top video site prepares for the fast-approaching time when people will expect to watch the same video content on their living room TV, gaming console, or smartphone that once saw only on their laptop.

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Viacom appeals dismissal of $1bn YouTube lawsuit

Video site dragged back into court Viacom is trying to convince an appeals court to overturn an earlier ruling in which a federal judge dismissed the $1bn lawsuit the TV behemoth brought against Google’s YouTube.?

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