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In March, Viacom International Inc. filed a $1 billion-plus lawsuit against YouTube Inc. parent Google Inc., claiming that YouTube infringed Viacom copyrights by streaming more than 1.5 billion clips of TV shows such as The Colbert Report and SpongeBob SquarePants. The outcome will help determine whether Web-hosting sites are protected under the so-called Safe Harbor provisions of the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The case will also likely have a major bearing on how copyrights, patents and intellectual property are treated in the evolving digital landscape.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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