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Viacom suit may reshape copyright law


Viacom suit may reshape copyright law

The copyright lawsuit filed Tuesday by Viacom against Google and its YouTube subsidiary could end up rewriting one of the key laws of the Internet age: the Digital Millennium Copyright Act...

"Any ruling in the YouTube case is certain to have implications for companies like Yahoo and eBay, as well as smaller companies like Facebook and imeem," said Fred von Lohmann, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "All of these companies rely on the exact same principles that YouTube does."

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
San Jose Mercury News
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