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YouTube Wins Viacom Court Case

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

The court case is over, but judging from the statements from YouTube and Viacom, the battle is far from over …

Updated: The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has just granted YouTube’s motion for summary judgment against Viacom, meaning that the site is off the hook in Viacom’s billion-dollar copyright infringement case.

Both sides had filed motions for summary judgment in March, which is essentially a way to expedite the court case without going to a jury. YouTube had once again invoked protection under the DMCA’s Safe Harbor provisions in its filing, and the court apparently agreed.